Friday, July 15, 2011

The Internet Sees You!

So your online you have a facebook account, a twitter account, a myspace account, an email account, so yes the internet sees you.  Yet, do you know who really sees you?  For one your family and your friends.  But have you really stopped and thought about the fact that your associates, your co-workers, your current employer, future employer's and even people who you don't want to find you.

What does this have to do with Entwined Vines Jewelry, well we want to be seen and found on the internet for one as we our building our business.  Yet, at the sametime we still want to be safe and secure in our lives.   Not just safe from the weirdo's and freaks that are out, but also from repurcussions of employers current and future, as we build our artistic venture.

Especially as employer's start using the new social media background now that it is going into effect.  The article on Gizmodo "I Flunked My Social Media Check.  Will You?",  is helpful in that it clarifies what is truly looked at by employers.  It also indicates that the searches are being conducted by an uninterested third party.

As to the personal, financial and privacy issues of being so visible online that is managable with a bit of prevention and caution.  You just have to implement them and be vigilant.

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