Posted on November 30, 2009
My Digital Footprint
This week in ECMP 355 we have been sent out to investigate our current digital footprint.
When I first search for my name in Google’s search engine, only one link relating to myself shows up. It is a link to Dan Meyer’s blog post, Redesigned: Kyle Webb. Everything else on the first page does not relate to me. Page two is a bit more of me. My Flickr page, Vimeo page, and Twitter page all show up. So far there have been a few Facebook pages for other Kyle Webbs, but not me. I quickly clicked through pages 3, 4, and 5 but nothing showed up. I was pretty disapointed that my blog hadn’t showed up so far.
Next I searched for “Kyle Webb Canada”. The first thing that appeared was a LinkedIn page, which I did create a while ago but haven’t really used. Also on the first page, was a link to my Twitter page again and a link to my profile on the Educator’s PLN Ning Site. Page two had only one link, to one of my mentor’s blogs where he talked about the math problem I created. Pages 3,4 and 5 again had nothing about me. At this point, my Facebook page still hasn’t appeared.
I then attempted to search for “Kyle Webb Saskatchewan”. Finally my Facebook page appeared. Nothing else really showed up. I am also a hockey player so I searched f or “Kyle Webb hockey”. It turned up a few league sites (QVHL, PJHL, SMAAAHL).
Perhaps my name is too common for items only related to me. But, I was really disappointed that my blog did not show up. When I go to apply for a position as a teacher, I want that to be one of the first things that shows up when I’m Googled. I did not find anything that I wish wasn’t on there, which is a huge relief. However, if anyone else did find anything they didn’t want to appear, they should check out this article I found through a link on Twitter: Un-Google Yourself.