Earlier the gossip used to travel by the word of mouth, but now it is using a more efficient transport – the social media. Any damaging news travels very rapidly on the internet and spreads all around in no time. This is not just about the individuals who want to contain their family matters, but also involves big companies suffer great losses only because of some rumors on Twitter. Due to this, people have become very concerned about their online reputation. When most of the youths spend hours on the internet every day, it is really important to make sure that nothing bad about you is published. To do that, the first step is to monitor your reputation.
There are many online tools that can help you with this. The popular is Google’s ‘Me on the Web’ free tool. It allows you to set an alert that will inform you whenever any news with your personal info is posted in the internet. Many big businesses and celebrities have been using it for a couple of years. But now that the info on the internet is even becoming effective at a small scale, the service has become essential for local businesses and individuals too. By setting this alert, you will get the chance to be the first to know about whatever rumor is damaging your reputation. You will then have an opportunity to take corrective measures, like reporting abuse on social media or providing a complete explanation for the baseless rumor.