Did you know that when you apply for a job, many companies will Google your name and look up your Facebook? Yup, that’s all part of their background check to see what you are all about and if you are a good fit for their company. If you are on trial, Social Media Data Discoverability and Ethics also come into play. If you were riveted to your TV during the Jodi Arias trial, you may have noticed her Myspace photos were a big topic of discussion on many news programs.
If you are interested in Social Media Data Discoverability and Ethics, you have come to the right place. I’ll give you some tips on how to keep your Internet reputation clean.
1) Before you post anything, think of the last person in the world that you would want to read it. If it’s something that can be used against you or get you in trouble, chances are it’s not worth posting. You always have to think of the worst possible scenario in these cases. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
2) Put yourself in the shoes of an employer. These days, we are judged by our actions and they can have a lasting, crippling effect on our future. If you were an employer and you noticed a picture of a potential employee giving the middle finger or acting out, would you hire them? Yes, we all make mistakes, but it’s not wise to advertise them or make them so accessible to others out there.
3) Google yourself. Yup, it’s that simple. Google your name and see what comes up. That way, you see exactly what is out there about you and what’s being said. It allows you to be aware of it before it becomes a problem. You can either delete it or try to get it taken down. The key is being one step ahead of the game and seeing what’s out there before it grows and becomes a serious problem for you and your future.
These tips will help you navigate Social Media Data Discoverability and Ethics in today’s 24/7 Internet world. It’s all around us in today’s world and we have to be smart and savvy to avoid letting it ruin us.