I have moved all my work content feeds from my personal reader to the one for my new universitylibrarian Google username. What I am doing is creating a new and separate online persona. I cannot call it a person since there is not enough reality. This persona is somewhere between my professional life-an institutional email and reality-and my personal life. And this person has no connection to my real name or any other real information about me.
It has always been there but I am just starting to see serious writing on on-line privacy that has to do less with financial records security and more with other, less concrete issues. Dean Giustini has a section on the UBC wiki on digital reputation that considers some of the issues around privacy. He also considers reputation. I wonder if reputation has an inverse effect on privacy on the web. Can I be private and have a “good” reputation on the web?