One of the things we are talking about this week is your “personal brand,” and how to shape what you look like online. To that end, you are going to do an investigation of two people: yourself, and a member of faculty here in the School of Informatics. First, seek out any information you can find online about yourself (and your doppelgangers). If you were applying for a job, and someone googled you, what would they discover about you. Don’t just stop at Google, though, try some other search engines and some of the deeper recesses of the web. What is your “Google Number”? Who are your known associates? What kind of a picture can you build up from what you find online. Keep a log: where did you look and what did you find out. Post this information to your blog.
Do this first for yourself. However, depending on how old you are and how public your life is, you may not find too much. Therefore, in addition to investigating your own image online, choose one of the faculty of the School of Informatics, and build up an online profile of that person. Ask the same kinds of questions: what picture emerges when you try to find out about them online?
Deadline: Internet-time, baby. Post to your blog before Tuesday (10/5), midnight.