Category: Digital Footprint

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Even after thinking

I often find myself reminding people of the notion to think before you post. “Would you be happy if your Granny read that”, “is that really necessary” etc? I remind myself of the rule too – there are posts which I delete or rephrase on a daily basis. This post...

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Online Alias vs. Real Names

The most observant followers I have on twitter soon noticed when I changed my name earlier this week.  Over the holiday I read ‘The Students Guide to an Epic Online Reputation … And Parents’ Too’ by @WayneDenner.  His book gives plenty of tips and ideas for people looking to build a...

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Brand Building

You may not think of your identity as a brand, but one day you’ll want to market yourself to a new employer, university or customer.  Perhaps someone will spot your talent and sign you up for a five album deal.  Either way, your digital footprint needs to be managed or...

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Public Teens

Over the last few days I’ve been reading a number of articles about the changes to teenagers account over at Facebook.  If you haven’t seen a report then have a look at this one from my local daily newspaper: Facebook faces backlash over children’s safety This article argues that children...

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Facebook: Graph Search

Last evening Mark Zuckerberg stood in front of the assembled media and announced a new search engine which would be coming to Facebook soon. Graph search is Facebooks way of increasing connections through the site.  Up until now, users mainly search for friends, products and groups by using names.  In the case...

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A year on

It’s been a year now since the @IrritableTech twitter profile started getting involved in conversations, publishing links and having an opinion on eSafety, Data Security and associated subjects. The twitter profile was actually set up a few months before, and under a slightly different name. My first tweet was neither...