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i-voice, e-shadow, e-profile,

April 11, 2010

New terms I am using to illustrate what I am trying to do and develop for myself online..

Blogging, like I am doing here with content I find both interesting and important I hope shows that I see value and importance in what we do on the internet.  What we say now and over the years that follow is available to data miners for anything from marketing, product development and even recruitment.  A conversation with a colleague  last week came around to Linked In opening a new Dublin office and the possibilities of them offering a fast track application or interview based on a persons site profile.  They search for what they want and pull the candidates they want more from, unsolicited.

“What we do now echoes in eternity” type of thing I guess.   A radio show last week had an interview with the data commisioner in Ireland and he was stressing in the usual non committal way illustrating lack of understanding and trust of social media, that posts made and pictures displayed on sites can come back to bite you on the rear end.  And not just your e-shadows rear end.

Yes there is value in this sentiment, but there is also a happy medium.  Yes you can be yourself, yes you can have embarrassing moments on display for the world to see, but this is ok because everyone is doing it.  In a number of years if there are no less that ideal mentions of you on the internet the question will be “what have they got to hide”.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Niall Murphy permalink
    September 24, 2010 2:19 pm

    Guess I’m not bleeding edge!

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