Identity = Reputation?

So does identity equal reputation? After all this is the claim made by some identity practitioners such as Dick Hardt (Hardt, 2006). The simple answer is no. Does it matter? And the answer is yes, it matters a lot. Today in our digitised society your digital identity is quite simply an entry in a database, … Continue reading Identity = Reputation?

Google autocomplete and personal integrity

Wow, Germany courts have done it again! They are so good at protecting the personal privacy of their citizens! Read on, it connects to an individual's 'right to be forgotten'. Google have been been over-ruled concerning how the 'autocomplete' function in the search dialog works. Basically this is generated by what other users have been … Continue reading Google autocomplete and personal integrity

The right to be forgotten?

Think about it, everything you do online is digitally preserved somewhere and maybe duplicated a thousand or more times all over the world. Maybe I'm exaggerating here. However the point remains that when I was a teenager what I did was not preserved digitally, only in peoples memories maybe... that can be somewhat unreliable with … Continue reading The right to be forgotten?

Virtual RIP

New business is booming in the virtual online worlds, with new needs surfacing as the needs of the physical world are found to be lacking online in the virtual world. One of these is a demand for a third party to take care of a person's online identity and reputation after they have died. There … Continue reading Virtual RIP

Being invisible online won’t help!

I was interviewed by The Hindu newspaper last week and this is the resulting article published yesterday 🙂 This is the version with photo.

Protecting your reputation

In my book Virtual Shadows I've talked about protecting your reputation, previously in October 2007 I made a short post pointing you to a company that offers these services "Reputation Defender". Well I visited them again today after hearing on the Swedish radio that there are more companies now out there offering this service. Something … Continue reading Protecting your reputation