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In the relatively new world of internet positive and negative concerns, there have been new industries and programs popping up to protect internet users from the negative, and to accentuate the positive.
One such new field is what you could call internet crisis management. An expert in this field is Status Labs president, Darius M. Fisher. On the front end Status Labs promotes and protects individuals and companies when it comes to their online presence and reputation. On the back end they handle crisis and do damage control.
Some people would call this type of actioning “digital hygiene,”which would be monitoring what you should post online, and what you should not. To do check ups to monitor your privacy and safety concerns.
Darius M, Fisher is the co-founder of Status Labs, a top notch online reputation management, digital marketing, and public relations firm. Status Labs has relationships with other top public relations agencies. Among their clients are Fortune 500 companies, business executives, and political campaigns.
Before he established Status Labs Fisher wrote email marketing copy for Angora Affiliates. including International Living, and American Writers and Artists. As a political consultant he helped Charlie Brown get elected to Congress in 2008.
As an expert in his field Fisher has some advice for internet users as it pertains to protecting yourself. Fisher says you should keep your personal data like your phone number and address off the internet. You should keep your data off data broker websites like Peoplesmart. Intelius, and Whitepages. These companies will sell your personal information to anyone that will pay.
If you own a website linked to your name you must make sure you register your domain name privately. This will cost you more, but it will be worth it.
Fisher recommends that you change all your social media settings to private. Others may say you must at least be careful of what you share on social media sites since information can be reposted even if you limit access to your posts.
Another safety action should be to change your passwords frequently. Pick your passwords smartly, and don’t use any that can be easily guessed. If you have a bunch of passwords to keep changing just write them down and keep them in a safe place.
Fisher says you should Google yourself from a logged out browser to get a clear idea of how you are viewed by internet users.