Ego Surfing: Is your Online Personality Preventing Hiring?
1/26/2001; 1:27:34 PM
'What do your online activities say about you to potential employers?
'Recently I entered my name into a search engine to see what would turnup - a practice called "ego surfing." Within seconds I was browsing through scholarly letters I`d posted to the Linguist List in 1995, websites whose address books I`d signed, listings for my own web site - and a VERY dirty joke I posted to the Humor List. The Humor List is a moderated, subscription-based e-mail discussion list, but apparently they had posted their archives on the Web. And there was my dirty mind displayed for all the world to see, in the form of a joke titled "Blowing Chunks."'