- a quick Google search, to "see what I can see" about my name online (nothing scary so far!)
- I also set up an alert, so anytime Google finds fresh content about me, I'll be sent an email with links so I can check myself (or e-doppelgangers) out
- I hopped onto LinkedIn and tidied up my profile and account, changed all those weekly digests that were accidentally going to a personal email to redirect to work
- I invited some newer colleagues to link up with me in LinkedIn - and suggested a couple of the groups I find useful as possibilities for them. There's no guarantee of course - but some of their connections have since connected up with me - so the network is building, and hopefully we can help each other over time.
- I made sure all my social networking sites had a professional looking photo, and a useful description of me and my work, tho' the description is bound to change with time!
'Why the focus on your digital presence just now?', I imagine you asking...
Well, I've been watching a new blog of a co-collaborator, whose most recent post advises on just that task.
You can check the specific post on your digital presence tips here.