Saturday, July 30, 2016

You Are Not Private: The World Knows Who--and Where--You Are!

YOU are not alone!

So, you think you live in your own private world? Guess again...

You tweet, you update your Facebook page, you post things on Pinterest, or Scribd, or you Skype a friend in Indonesia. 

You email or text a friend over on Hall Street. You play a game and laugh and laugh.

You shop iTunes and Amazon.com. You sell a thing or two on eBay or Craigslist.

Then, you get annoyed when you find out that lots of big companies--and others--know who and where you are. And they are influencing you.

If you haven't done so already, I recommend you Google your own name. If it's on the common side, add your middle name. You'll be amazed at what pops up. If you can see it, so can the world. 

I've been online since the mid 1990s. When I Google my full name, nearly four pages of links and info show up!

Go ahead. Google yourself. Then come back and tell me what you found.

(By the way, if you're looking for a job these days, don't bother lying in any way on your resume. Your future employer has Googled you before you even try to set up an interview.)

Have fun!

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