Is your online information accurate?
Last week we talked a little about finding lost contact information. But what if the info you find for the person you were looking for is inaccurate?
Having an online presence in any form means that your information is out there. Having a Facebook or other social media profile, website, email, online forums, blogs, etc. puts that information out there for the world to see. Very little is private when it comes to the internet.
But there are steps you can take to make sure it is accurate. Websites like Reputation.com provide services that let you control what information is provided online. You can control your online search results and keep harvesters from damaging your online reputation.
Data companies expose info on the Web that can change how others view you — your real age, your income, your address, information about your family and much more. Information from Reputation.com
That is frightening! I don’t want total strangers to know my phone number and address. I want to keep some of my personal information private. Just because I work online doesn’t mean I have to leave everything open for the entire world.
So my tip of the day is to go online, do a search of yourself and see what comes up. Then take the necessary steps to controlling that information.
Leave me comment and let’s talk about online privacy issues!