I have googled myself before to see what comes up about me. When I googled myself today I found what I have found before. I first found that in the regular web I found all of my social media accounts. I also found that there was some articles from our local newspaper about winnings I had growing up while I showed livestock and livestock judged. In addition, I found that there are a lot of images towards the top of the page that are from when I showed. Growing up I was very competitive in the show ring and that was my life. Here are a few examples.
Photo CC By: Sidwell Show Sheep
Photo CC By: Jaylinn Lohr
As I kept searching around I also noticed that there were some other pictures of me from ones I had posted on Facebook, some from when I livestock judged, and I found it strange that I found even found pictures of me of people I didn’t even know as well as some pictures from showing of friends who I grow up with. With that being said, the pictures I found of my friends I could only think that I liked them or something.
I then got more curious as to if there was more on me then just when I showed, judged, or my social media accounts. I then typed in my middle name. The first thing that google did was it tried to correct me on the spelling of my name. I then found my name under the Colorado Resident Data based since that is where I am from originally. I found it so odd that they knew so much about me. They knew what party I vote for, where my home address is, my age, and so on. After that it only had things that were not even about me anymore.
I have realized that I must be cautions as to what I put on my social media accounts because they are there forever, it is crazy to find out who I am with just a google search. A further employer will just find what my success were in 4-H and part of college, they also might find things like my social media accounts. However, they also might find things that aren’t really even about me. I have found that I must be safe to make sure that my future is not harmed because of technology.