Googlability

Time to play catchup!

So a Google search <“Will Osmond”> threw up quite a few Will Osmonds, only a few of whom I identify with. I am there among a restauranteur, a partner in a firm, someone who plays a lot of sports and Donny and Marie, but I am fairly difficult to locate unless you know what you are looking for. The first time something of me appears is Facebook, which is hermetically sealed unless you are a member of my close family. The next is another blog I started writing back in 2013 for a Massive Open Online Course I was studying through Coursera. This links with my teaching work, so is professionally geared, though I’m not entirely happy that this comes up before my more recent academic profiles such as academia.edu or ResearchGate (the academia.edu profile I still haven’t come across). Other appearances include mentions in relation to my professional theatre work, which I think is positive and boosts my professional and academic profile. The search <Will Osmond Surrey> brings up my ResearchGate profile as the first hit, so I think I need to use this platform more to boost my academic profile. I feel that I should pay more careful attention to managing my online presence, and making sure that the information that can be found is accurate and up-to-date.

As for Twitter, I have an account, but I never use it – and I probably never will.

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