I recommend reading a post by danah boyd over at apophenia, controlling your public appearance. This is something people are increasingly worried about - and I’ve heard a lot about it in the past few days, since Facebook announced they’d be making profiles (unless you opt out of it) available in search results. Basically, the question is how to maintain online presence in a way that you’re happy with, in a way that lets you control how you seem to people who may be looking for/at you online, and possibly in a way that lets you keep some sliver of anonymity for some online activities, if you want it.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Controlling Your Image
Polygot Conspiracy has a good idea: