Another Thing that’s part of my life: hooray! I already monitor my online presence, just as I keep an eye on what is being said about the Handbook, the Project, Special Collections at Bradford, the University, and key collections people e.g. J.B. Priestley. I can then engage with what is said – or not – but at least I know. I favour Google Alerts at the moment though no doubt will get new ideas from the Things.
Usually I monitor current stuff. But for this exercise, thought I’d go a bit deeper. Found some weird little time capsules when I peeped below the first page or so of search results e.g. my plaintive cry for help with a short lived university wiki that I HAD FORGOTTEN EVER EXISTED! Which goes to show, that unlike me, the web never forgets … it’s a bit of a Webephant really*
Thinking about this Thing also reminded me I jolly must get rid of my white gloves avatar. Have you seen PD5454?? (of which more another time …) The gloves were popped up in one of those aagh need a photo moments but, as is the way of these things, they stayed. NOT ANY MORE!
The personal/professional dilemma isn’t huge for me because I don’t use social media in my personal life. However, I could do with considering online presence for my non-librarianly writing … but that’s another story.
*alluding to Welephant – adorable fire safety elephantocreature.