I recently met a girl who is looking for sponsors and while I thought she had a real chance of reaching her goal, her online persona screamed LA party girl which I know would very quickly kill her shots on getting anyone to take her seriously. I explained to her what she had to do with her Twitter and Facebook, and blog in order to “clean up” her online identity. Really this is something most people should be concerned about unless your online life IS your life as it is for many bloggers and lifecasters. I used to not be concerned with having my name on the Internet, but once I began acting I chose to go by Amanda Boyle, not wanting business colleagues from my office job finding me. I adopted it as my penname as well. The only places you could find my legal last name are on my LinkedIn page and on webpages related to my (former) business job.
I have a mac app called Clarify which helps make amazing tutorials, so I decided to finally put it to use and go through some features of Facebook everyone should know.
Who Sees What On Your Profile?
One of the problems the aforementioned girl had was that a large part of her Facebook was set to the old “friends of friends” privacy option. Instead of checking post-by-post, I suggest everyone uses the “View as…” feature.