12 Sep 2006
One of the things that’s been on my to-do list is tidying up my ‘online identity’ a bit. Taking care of the information the web holds about you is important…
- for making sure people can find you (and not someone else with the same name)
- as a credibility check (proving you’re real, have been around a while and are the kind of person you’re claiming)
- to provide a broader view of your interests and abilities
So now my time is fully dedicated to my own work, I’ve made a start. As well as improving my profile in this site, I’ve focussed on five profiles elsewhere:
Although they’re still incomplete, simply by linking to them here I’m making search engines more aware of their existence, which in turn then gets their links back to me noticed and helps build a kind of identity network.
I’ve finally been trying out LinkedIn out of sheer curiosity, as half the people I know who are on it reckon it’s useful, the other half say it’s useless.
claimID is an initiative designed to help you gather together information and links about yourself, and ties in with OpenID (a decentralised identity framework). It probably won’t catch on or ever supplant this site as my primary identity URI, but it’s an interesting project and worth trying out.
The rest of this site needs a revamp, but I’m waiting to see what happens with a couple of client projects before making major changes.