Via Technorati, I found an excellent post on online reputation management posted to the Engtech blog.Â Tim Nash has really thought through some areas of defining your own personal brand, something that I know a lot of ClaimID users find valuable.Â He writes about ClaimID:
ClaimID is a simple site which at first glance looks like many other social bookmarking sites but is designed to help you protect your digital identity. It offers several services including acting as an OpenID server, listing your sites and providing you with a microformat hcard.
Each of these is useful. I use OpenID whenever possible to login into site and always use my account from ClaimID. This has two advantages: I only need to remember one password/username combination and my comments can be checked for authenticity, as I have verified my claimID against my domain. ClaimID also allows me to list my forum profiles so people can see which forums I am registered at and using which username. Finally, it lists posts such as this guest blog which I may have done. This is only the tip of the iceberg with ClaimID, but even these simple steps allow people to check that it was me who posted that comment about their mother!
The article is very useful – check it out.