How many times have you heard that your reputation is you? Your reputation is one of the most valuable assests you can have. When you are dependable, honest, and keep your promises, your reputation can be impeccable. When you are less than honest, and don’t carry through when you give your word, your reputation becomes tarnished.
Just as your actions in real life can boost or degrade your reputation, things that are being said about you online, whether true or not, can also affect your reputation. Anyone can go online and write anything they want to about you, and often times you won’t even know about it. Maybe someone with a name the same as or similar to yours is a not so honest person. They may write untrue or shady information, and it can be attributed to you because the name is the same.
A new website, Reputation.com, can help you find what is being written or said about you on the internet. When you sign up, you input your profile information, then search for items about you on the internet. Once items are found that the program thinks is you, you can choose an option called “not me” to remove items that are not about you. This looks like a good way to clean up and monitor your reputation online.