Have you Googled yourself lately?

On Friday, I did a presentation at the Connecting and Learning Conference focusing on the permanent record that kids are inadvertantly creating for themselves.  The presentaiton was webcast over the internet by the WorldBridges crew, so hopefully I’ll be able to post a recording of it soon.  Until then, Bill Dinkelmann shared with me an NPR episode on a very similar topic, called "What’s on the web about you?"  It’s worth a listen.  While they aren’t really focusing on the Education side of things, the connection is pretty clear.   


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  1. Dale Basler said:

    “How do you know if that My Space profile is really mine? Which pages are officially yours, which are not? And how do you tell? Enter ClaimID – a web site that helps people claim the sites that are theirs, and disclaim the sites that aren’t.”

    Check it out:

  2. Marilyn Barber said:

    I sometimes began a staff development training session with everyone writing in their name in the search engine to see what appears. IT is quite an eye opener.
    I remember getting a call from a friend I haven’t heard from in years. I asked them how they find my work phone number. They search for my name on the web and my information appeared. This really makes you think about how global the WWW is!

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