Google Yourself: What Will You Find?
If you haven’t done so by now, do it. You will be surprised with what you find. We have all seen those witty ads before, “What happens in Vegas, stays on Facebook.” Which raises an interesting yet important question, how does the internet change how people perceive you? This is an exercise I like to do somewhat regularly. You often read horrible stories of people’s pasts coming back to haunt them. Pause for a second, could you possibly have something on the web that could taint your reputation? With technology that will never forget nor be destroyed, this is one of the new challenges we face in the 21st century.
Can we change it? As of now, it looks pretty impossible. You simply have to be the judge of what is right to put up and not. Like, in most cases, I tend to suggest moderation. Don’t post pictures from your questionable spring break (come at me bro!) but at the same time, show us a little personality! People love that stuff. So go ahead, Google yourself. Google your friends. Hell, even Google your parents. Do it often too. I guess the moral of the story is simply use your head when it comes to social media and your image. Who knows, with game dynamics at work, you could be bettering yourself without you knowing it. How’s that for positive feedback?