Who am I on the internet? Right now I’m a business chimp manning (chimping?) the phone on twitter and facebook. But am I a good citizen? I’m not really sure. Not a very active one for sure. But what of me is out there? Well I thought I should check… First page consists of my Canada411 listing, a mention in the liner notes of a friend’s album, my new twitter and wordpress pages, my grandfather’s eulogy, a single facebook group, and several mentions in friends and family’s blogs. The other 74, 490 results have, I’m sure, nothing to do with me. That’s alright, I’m ok with that right now… But what if that video of me picking my nose gets leaked onto the internet? What if I have a lapse in good judgment and say, write, or do just one rude/stupid/hilarious thing. Sure maybe no one will care, but as we’ve seen from star wars kid and others, it could happen. I and anybody else could be famous/infamous pretty quick, and be known solely for whatever happens to be one of google’s first search results. That can be pretty scary and very limiting. So should I just close my eyes and hope the internet doesn’t find me? I would sure like to, but that’s pretty doubtful. So instead, as Alec said in ECMP355, flood the internet with good things about yourself. Things that you control. And if google is the new resume, then we might as well start trying to really brag ourselves up online. Does anyone really tell the whole truth on a resume, anyways? When so much of you is digital, lying becomes easier. Or maybe more difficult? Well, I’m not sure. Thoughts or ideas?