On-Line Reputation Management
On-Line Reputation management is a huge topic today in the Web 2.0 world as everyone from friends to employers are looking on the Internet for information on new friends, acquaintances, or hires. But as we worry about who is seeing what we do, have you wondered about who is out there pretending to be us?
While we’re all familiar with the concept of cyber-squatting in naming websites, the proliferation of social media sites has created a new problem where people are using identities that would indicate that they are someone other than who then are. Possibly the best know example would be Shaquille O’Neal – if you search for “Shaq” on Twitter you get 17 results but only one is the real Shaq.
So What Can We do to Stake our Claim?
An easy solution to the dilemma is to use Usernamecheck.com . This simple application allows you to enter the name that you use (or wish to use) and it will ping a number of popular sites (68 currently) and lets you know in a simple organized manner where that name is already used.The names of the various sites act as links to those sites, so you don;t even have to leave the site to correct an oversight on your part. A quick and easy solution to the issue.
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