The internet is awesome. Yeah, I got that.
I love the fact that I can do so much in such a short amount of time. That I can touch so many and be touched by so many. The transparency that it creates and the ability to reach out to so many different people and build new relationships, receive information at the click of a mouse, to let people know what I am thinking and doing is really cool and convenient....And all of this is made available in literally a nanosecond. Sounds cool ...>Right?
Well, as cool as this sounds and as transparent as we have become, it is still a place where unsavory types of people and predators can follow you as well. I not talking about criminals, although they are there also.....the internet is free after all, but those pesky on-line marketers, and spammers that clog up our feeds on Twitter and fill up our email with junk and connect with us through our Facebook account or Active Rain or Plaxo or even Skype. The folks that game the system and manipulate the technology to bug the living daylights out of us.
I recently read an article that a friend had forwarded about privacy and how much of our on-line activity can be tracked by other would be identity stealers and these unsavory types. As the internet continues to grow and become a part of our daily lives, the possibilities of these attacks will only increase. Below are a few websites that can help you manage your on-line identity. They are free and are useful tools in helping manage our lives online. They are also a good way to help in our marketing efforts to know our clients so we can connect with them better (I will write more about this in a later post). Transparency is a double edged sword though. Without the right tools and resources, it can spin out of control really fast. Protect yourself and continue to enjoy the benefits of this incredible community on-line.
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