Google has launched Me on the Web. It’s a reputation management tool allowing anyone with a Google account to monitor personal information about them appears online, and makes it easier to remove personal information from the search engine.
Your online identity is determined not only by what you post, but also by what others post about you — whether a mention in a blog post, a photo tag or a reply to a public status update. When someone searches for your name on a search engine like Google, the results that appear are a combination of information you’ve posted and information published by others. This tool, Me on the Web, appears as a section of the Google Dashboard right beneath the Account details. — Me, Myself and I: Helping to Manage your identity on the web
Part of Google’s Me on the Web feature is a set of directions on simple reputation-management procedures. Users are encouraged to do searches for their own name to see what comes up, create a Google profile, set up Google Alerts, and work to remove defamatory or inappropriate content from the web. via Google’s New “Me on the Web” Feature | Search Engine Journal.
The Cloud Computing in Plain English Video
Using a simple story of a growing florist business, this video explains the basics of cloud computing: how it works and why it makes sense for businesses
- The difference between on-site computing and cloud computing
- The financial benefits of cloud computing
- What makes cloud computing secure and efficient
- How cloud computing impacts consumers
For managing your online reputation, consider these tools:
- Google Alerts keep you aware of what’s being said about you, where and by whom.
- BoardTracker – a free service helps you locate and track comments made on issues posted to forums and discussion boards.
- CoComment – a free service for managing, powering and tracking conversations online. There is a Firefox extension for cocomment too, and you can get a free cocomment: your conversations widget from widgetbox for your blogspot or self hosted wordpress blog as well.
- Commentful – This is yet another free service that tracks comments/follow-ups on blog posts, Digg submissions, Flickr galleries, and many other types of content. When ever there is an update, a new follow-up, you will be notified instantly. To use it, either login to blogflux or register.
- Twitter Search – allows you to search terms and subscribe to the RSS feed for the search results. There are also additional free services such as Twilert, and Tweet Beep that will deliver search results and updates by e-mail that help you track comments and online conversations.
- Yahoo Pipes
- Social Media Fire Hose Technorati
Related posts found in this blog:
Cloud Computing:Changing the way business is done
Handle Online Attacks Effectively
How to remove data from Google’s cache
How to Become a Better Blogger 2: Online Privacy
How to Become a Better Blogger 5: Your Online Presence
Blogging: Online presence and authenticity