When googling myself what came up was relieving and satisfying, but yet interesting at the same time. The only form of my social media that showed up was my twitter account and that is it. This was strange, but yes, relieving that none of my old photos or posts showed up. Not that they were bad or anything, but when starting Facebook as a thirteen year old there are going to be some strange posts. I had twitter for about one year and I don’t really mind if that is out on public. This is because it is my professional account and I only post for the class and for myself with some handy tools for my future.
I learned that there are a lot of other Courtney Lyon’s out there and they post a lot of not only status’s, but also pictures. It took to half way down the images search of my name to find a picture of me that is my twitter profile picture.
This was also relieving to me because I’m not one to have my face up everywhere on google. Sometimes having a common name is handy. Not only is my name common but by adding an ‘s’ to the end of lyon then you will have hundreds more pictures and social media accounts.
This is nice to know that my face and information is’t up everywhere, but there is also the fact of getting myself out there to gain more of a network with people. Googling yourself is a great reminder that what we post can stay up forever and be our “tattoo”. But we still have to keep in mind that we do want to network out and grow our resources. I may not have a lot or anything now, but sometime I do want to have my professional account on Google. Sometime I would even think of one of my blogs making it on Google.
When teaching in a school I plan to bring up the idea of googling yourself and how there are footprints with everything you post or comment. There posts and my posts are an impact, either small or big, and we can choose to impact negatively or positively.