You have a public self – a version of you that’s out there that you might not even be aware of. We are slowly moving toward being more public in so many areas of our lives. Whether you are intentional about it or not – that stuff is out there. It can be aggregated in ways that you might not even know.
Yesterday, I was cruising the web for ideas – for an article that I had to write. To my surprise, I found an article online, that I had written years ago. I did not know it had been published – it was published 5 months ago.
There’s stuff out there about me that I didn’t even know about. How much stuff is out there about you that you don’t know about?
4 thoughts on “Your Public Self”
I think that the things that we write are basically snapshots of ourselves, at that point in time.
i love that idea – it truly is a snapshot. All of these snapshots giving a perspective of our perspective. I want to think about that idea and develop a post on it. Thanks for commenting.
After an unfortunate incident with a cyber-bully back in University, I’ve been very cautious (perhaps even paranoid) about my “public self”. I regularly google myself, or search myself on pipl.com to see what comes up – and then often delete whatever comes up. But, I did also come across some old graphic designing that I had done, and had lost when my hard-drive crashed – so that was a lovely surprise to be able to get that back.
That’s very interesting. I’m sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident. It happens to so many. Being cautious is definitely necessary. I’d love to hear more about how you use pipl.com. I’m gonna check it out. I’d also love to hear what other things you’ve done to maintain privacy and how you manage your public self.
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