Is the Internet an ultra-competitive atmosphere? A capitalistic expression of free speech in which the most popular articles, websites, and comments have the most visibility? This article makes a good argument to that point.
Everything on the Internet gets a rating.
Movies, books, food, articles — this article, even — and all the other products we buy online receive reputations within minutes of being introduced. Users of social media are encouraged to show their thumbs, up or down, for everything from entertainment to technology and even people and ideas.
This is an interesting way to look at online reputation and how to protect reputation online.
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When it comes to online interaction, especially through social media and email, it is incredibly important to be judicious about who you trust and what information you share. According to this article it is doubly important for women.
Finally, I think we all (but especially women) need to be vigilant about online profiles and behavior because the landscape changes constantly. New information about privacy violations appear in the news regularly. It falls to us, the users, to take frequent tours through the account settings of the sites we use to ensure good privacy control. We cannot depend on online sites to be careful for us.
It is important that every person consider how each and every action online could affect their online reputations. In order to protect your reputation, you must be vigilant at all times.
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