The joke is on someone else. Every status update. Every check in is an open invitation to show the world how smart you are. A gentle rib. Mild sarcasm. A joke whose ripples reverberate across the social sphere. You enjoy the digs and so do some of your friends. LOLs often, rarely ROTFL…
You soon forget the remark you made and move on.
The web doesn’t.
As it builds up its collective semantic intelligence, your digital diatribes are being tracked and silently backed up in a giant database of actions.
Now comes the interesting part.
You are out in the market looking for a job your prospective employer looks you up online. The new-age profiling database, it’s no Vault of third-part comments, it’s trolled through your handiwork. Your tweets, facebook updates, comments and such. And it throws up your online personality. You are extremely social, highly connected, your Klout ratings are impressive. But hey what’s with your personality types? The No Asshole Rule search engine has tipped your scales into the red.
You are no Edward Boches. Not as mature.
You have built your reputation for rudeness and negativity and have been found out in chunks of 140 character posts.
Search engine optimization is not going to help you hide.