So on the Internet we can bear our soul and let our hair down because no one knows us righ?. But wait, we are suppose to use it as a business networking tool as well. So people well known in the 'Net world begin to follow you on Twitter and FF, or maybe comment on your post. I could not afford to this year but next year I hope to attend Blogging While Brown and BlogHer. Then what if you mess around and your co-workers find you on Linkedin. Suddenly you are not this unknown blimp on the information superhighway.
So I find myself in such a quandry - I want to say hey how do I handle XYZ? But I do not want to look like an idiot in front of the the corner of the Net world I hang out in. Besides I don't want my co-workers to stumble upon it and figure the who and the what of my frustration, or know that I feel like a failure.
The other reason why I am struggling with this is because I work at a non-profit organization and they are venturing into social media. I am psyched because who knows maybe I could turn what little bit I know now and what I can research into a different role in the organization. But then I think wait if I walk into the VP office and say you can do this and that - and login to my accounts to show them, then while on it is on the screen what else will pop up. and what if someone on the team decides to "follow" me.
A perfect example of this - yesterday there was a, let's say "customer" example that they sent a message out about and said - someone should post this and then someone should "stumble upon". Well I logged in to do it and then thought whoa where am I going to put it on FF and give someone the opportunity to "follow me" [come on I am not the only one that add followers like water] or on my blog ---- where they will certainly learn a great deal on how I think politically?
Over th last week I thought about creating a new ID but darn I cannot muster up the energy to establish and monitor another set of friends, etc.
But tell me folks - is that what you do in order to maintain some privacy on the Net?
Yeah I know - clearly I am a legend in my own mind. That is a problem I don't mind confessing before you.