The World’s Window
21 March 2009
Dear BIG BROTHER,
After reading, discussing and reflecting on two articles: Your Online Reputation Can Hurt Your Job Search and Protect Your Digital Footprint, a deep sense of paranoia has penetrated my psyche. If there is an electronic trail of everywhere I have been on the internet, and “people” can access that information, and in fact make it public, am I free to truly speak my mind? Now I am thinking…..what mistakes have I already made regarding blog-i-quette and who is watching me? A better question is WHY is someone watching me? I am really not worthy of stalking…..
What if I write something that offends someone so deeply (by accident of course) that it actually affects my potential as a candidate for a future job? What if for example, I put myself out there to the world, and confess that I ‘loathe’ the Dodgers Baseball team in LA? I am a San Francisco Giants fan, but if I actually admit this in front of everyone–CAN it actually affect my Character and Reputation as a potential employee of “_______’s” company? I used the word loathe, which for me is a strong a word….but what if I used: hate, or detest or abhor?? Is word choice really that important? Am I overthinking this all BIG BROTHER? I mean, I am a really nice person, with some skillz, but what if I stray a bit to the Dark Side? Will digital lightning strike me down? I am so worried. Please advise.
I see you are feeling a bit paranoid about your digital footprint. Indeed, words on the internet and in front of the “World’s Window” does count as a reflective piece of your character, reputation, moral fiber, disposition and social status. My best advice?? Be careful friend….walk gingerly with thy words, someone is watching.
Best Regards, Big Brother
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