Here’s a very weird, narcissistic, yet true story: People often Google themselves. I know, I’ve done it many times. It’s actually pretty important nowadays, especially if you want to control your image.
Not everyone may worry about their image online, especially if they’re not a public person. But if you are, or you’re looking for employment, it’s pretty important to know what’s out there in your name and what pictures are online representing you.
Google has released a new feature to help with controlling your image, announcing it on Google Blog.
Here’s a bit of what they said:
To give you greater control over what people find when they search for your name, we’ve begun to show Google profile results at the bottom of U.S. name-query search pages. These results offer abbreviated information from user-created Google profiles and a link to the full profiles. We’ve also added links so it’s easy to search for the same name on MySpace, Facebook, Classmates and LinkedIn.
To check out how you can control your image on Google, go to http://www.google.com/profiles.
So, have you Googled yourself yet?