Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?

Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?

by Ted Claypoole, Theresa Payton, Chris Swecker
     
 

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Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? helps readers, young and old alike, understand the implications of their online personas and reputations. The authors offer a guide to the many pitfalls and risks of certain online activities and provide a roadmap to taking charge of your own online reputation for personal and professional success.See more details below

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Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? helps readers, young and old alike, understand the implications of their online personas and reputations. The authors offer a guide to the many pitfalls and risks of certain online activities and provide a roadmap to taking charge of your own online reputation for personal and professional success.

Editorial Reviews

Sue Scheff
Are You Naked Online? The answer is 'yes' and fortunately, there is a new book that walks you through the internet, step-by-step, and shows you how to reclaim your privacy and security while presenting a positive image. The book explains who is peeking at you online, why they look, and offers practical solutions for internet users and digital device-lovers of any age. A must-have for kids and adults alike, whether you spend an hour or hundreds of hours each month connected to the world through the internet.
Michele Borba ED
Do not spend another minute online until you read Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? The advice is wise, timely and crucial for today's plugged-in world where the lines of privacy are blurred and the wrong click could mean horrific, lifetime consequences. The section, "Don't Forget the Kids" should be required reading for every parent - no excuses - parenting must be both off and ON the net.
Antony M. Freed
Over the course of just a few years, the Internet has morphed from a handy collective knowledge resource tool into an integral life-management system, redefining all notions of control where identity management is concerned. In this grand social experiment, online innovation has far outpaced awareness and the advent of legal and regulatory protections. Individuals have only recently begun to contemplate the long-term impact of online behaviors and the importance of managing one’s digital identity, while corporate and criminal interests have quickly adopted strategies and technologies that work to undermine consumer security and privacy. Even the most savvy of users routinely place themselves in peril while operating under faulty assumptions or with a detrimental lack of understanding in conducting personal and business related activities online. Protecting Your Identity: Are You Naked Online? by Ted Claypoole and Theresa Payton offers readers the opportunity to better understand the prerequisite fundamentals essential for successfully and safely navigating the rapidly evolving cybersphere. The material is presented in simple, non-technical language that is readily accessible to Internet users of all ages and aptitudes, and should be considered mandatory study for anyone who is thinking about, or has already taken the plunge, into the virtual domain.
Mary Kay Hoal
An absolute must-read for any individual or parent who is, or who has, a computer in their home or a cell phone in their child's hand.
Grand Forks [Sd] Herald
Helps readers understand the implications of online identities and how people may put themselves at risk professionally and personally.
Michele Borba
Do not spend another minute online until you read Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? The advice is wise, timely and crucial for today's plugged-in world where the lines of privacy are blurred and the wrong click could mean horrific, lifetime consequences. The section, "Don't Forget the Kids" should be required reading for every parent - no excuses - parenting must be both off and ON the net.
Online Information Review
Claypoole and Payton address. . . broadly how to take charge of your online image. They provide extensive advice, beginning with a process of self-examination: do an Internet search for yourself and see what you find. How do you come across on your friends’ social networking pages? What images of yourself can you find online? What you would make of all this information if it were somebody else’s? The authors then give practical advice on how to tailor your online persona to reflect how you want to appear: what you can change, and what you cannot, how to promote that desired persona in search engine results and demote the bad bits you can’t fix. There is even advice on how to be anonymous online. . . Packed full of useful tips, telling examples and surprising highlights, this is an excellent book that addresses important issues on online privacy in an easily accessible way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442212213
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,011,792
File size:
1 MB

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