‘Your identity is the sum of your characteristics’
So, ‘Thing 3’ on 23researchthings is about investigating one’s online presence.
First off, I googled myself. No massive surprises at the top of the page (except that there are at least 4 people with my fairly unusual name on Linked In) – all the references were to me and my current job. However, item 7 is a bit of a surprise – I have an entry on IMDB!?!?!?! Turns out this is for a video I did for a professional institution I’m involved in.
So much for that. The next task was to investigate whether I’d been ‘pwned’ – have any of my online accounts been compromised. It turns out I’ve been pwned twice – both for accounts I have no recollection of ever having, and the events in question happened in 2012 and 2013 respectively. So, I’m not sure what, if anything, I could/ should be donig about that. Still, it could be a lot worse (and I think I’ve been lucky to be honest – my LinkedIn account could have been hacked but wasn’t).
So, this is my second blog. Quite fun so far. I’m aware that Things 4, 5 and 6 are already up there to do though. Must get on with it!