December 20, 2012

What if Santa Saw Your Facebook?

With technology getting better and better ever year, it must make Santa's life a lot easier when it comes to managing toy production. In fact, he has a show on local radio stations where he told a little girl who asked for an iPad that he uses one to keep his life organized. This might all seem like a bit of an odd and out place discussion, but it's inspired by an interesting dream I had that got me thinking. In my dream, I was watching a news report detailing how Santa was using social media to make his naughty and nice lists easier to compile. Rather than sending elves out to do research or use his magical abilities, Santa explained how he could really tell a lot about someone based on what they share online. He didn't need magic to see what people were doing anymore because they were willing to put it online for anyone to see.

So, what if Santa really could see and judged you solely on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.? Would your profiles put you on the naughty or nice list?

This might all sound fictional and maybe Santa won't judge, but there are plenty of people who will: employers, professional contacts, college admissions officers, etc. These people will likely make it a point to Google you and will judge you and put you on their own naughty or nice list based on what they find. You may not be so upset to miss out on some toys from Chris Kringle, but you probably won't want to miss out on opportunities that will help you reach your goals. So Google yourself, take a look at what you come across, and do a review of your social media profiles and get rid of anything that might cast doubt over which list you belong on because these days Santa isn't the only one who knows if you've been bad or good.
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