Keeping Up with the Modern Identity

Having pushed any efforts to clean my online identity up onwards for ages, I finally decided to get on with it today. Admittedly, it is a very slow and cumbersome process but I feel like I’m getting somewhere.

I just finished removing rather random people from my Facebook account which is an action I’ll immediately counter by adding a few people I have come to know in the last months. Why? Well… erm… so that I could remove them in three years time, I guess. As an interesting point, I started out with 487 “friends” and got down to “415”. I think I could have been a bit more strict but I’d say it is a good start for something I have not done before.

I also envisage looking through what exactly those ever-more-slippery privacy settings are doing, and then taking a look into my Goodreads and LinkedIn accounts. Maybe add a few more people that I know now. Maybe not. I’m always rather reluctant to add more contacts…

In any case, Facebook should be a bit leaner now. And even if I stop here, I’ll take it to be one step closer to something I should probably be keeping an eye on a bit more often.

I wish this all could be a bit easier though.

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