How many times have you heard, “a first impression is a lasting impression?” First impressions are truly what people will remember you by and carry forward in future conversations with others. I don’t think anyone inherently wants to carry forward a negative perception of themselves, but as we enter into an ever-evolving technological and digital age, we need to be aware what we say and do online is a permanent reflection; a lasting impression, that people can easily recall from the WEB’s history. Even if you do your best to delete your tracks, somebody somewhere has a digital copy on their computer. What we say and do on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace – what images/videos we post on Flickr, TwitPic, Plixi, YouTube – either can have a profound influence or be used for purposes of incrimination. It is really up to you how wisely or foolishly you use the tools you have before you.
So .. have you made some misguided steps in the short history that you have had access to the Internet? No fear, the world is not going to come to an end, but you will need to improve the image that you portray and there might be some long work ahead to clean up what you have said or done. Here is some helpful advice: [Read more…] about image is EVERYTHING.