Managing your online reputation

The average HR professional might not rank themselves alongside comedian Frankie Boyle and footballer Ashley Cole, but their recent high-profile outbursts on the microblogging site Twitter are a cautionary tale for anyone operating online.

Whether it’s making unsavoury (and potentially discriminatory) jokes or swearing at the Football Association, it seems that celebrities frequently ignore the fact that a social networking site is a publicly accessible forum that can be searched and that could hold evidence of conversations or interactions from your past that you would rather not widely share.

Also, as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn open up more…

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