I must admit, this is not the first time that I have Googled myself, and it probably will not be the last! I think that it is more common to do now than it used to be, because of how often people use the internet to find out about someone. For example, I have applied for quite a few jobs in my lifetime, so I have had to Google myself in order to see what will show up when my employers do the same thing, because they have, and they will continue to do so. Luckily, I have yet to find anything too concerning when I search my name online.
When I search “Kayla Lambert”, the only thing that I find that is directly related to me is my Facebook page. When I click on it, it shows me my page, but with limited information available because in order to see my personal information, I have to accept you as my friend. There are a few pictures that are related to me because they are some of my close friends, but it confused me because I am not tagged in the photos! The internet must show pictures that I have liked before along with pictures that I have posted. This could be dangerous because if I ever liked any picture that could be controversial, such as a picture filled with alcohol, I could end up hurting my own image.
One thing that I found to be easily accessible when searching my name in different ways was my Twitter page. Just by Googling my name, I was able to see my Twitter page and quite a few of the tweets that I have written. I do not think this could be too dangerous for me because I have been warned to be cautious with what I tweet and put on social media. I think that if I wouldn’t have known that employers look into social media accounts, I could have gotten myself into trouble just based on things such as curse words. I am really grateful that my school has always let me know to be careful with everything that I put online under my name because it could make or break me someday.
Although I didn’t find anything too juicy when I Googled my name, I did find that more information is available under my name than what I expected. This just goes to show that you can find out a lot about a person by simply typing their name into a search engine. We should all be careful about things that we Tweet or post, and even things that we “like” on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Our name is going to be online forever, so we should never do anything that we wouldn’t find acceptable for the whole world, including our future boss, to see.
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