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Privacy is dead, time to protect what is public

Out of curiosity I just happened to Google my name, and voila! I see myself everywhere; Facebook, Linkedin, my company website, Nopkin.com, Bhutanese in Perth, and whole lot of other sites I had at one point created profiles and never cared to update or remove. (Thank God for some reason I have never fancied Twitter.) In particular, one of my name’s top hits was a jobsite I had registered to years ago where I had submitted my resume and other personal information. And reading that profile of mine only made me feel how “outdated” I have been presenting myself to the world all these while. It was simply not me!

My public profiles - are they really me?

My public profiles – are they really me?

It is not surprising to see yourself everywhere given the fact that we live in this digital one-world. For example, the second you hit Internet browser and start navigating the WWW, you are giving information about yourself and creating your online profile. We no more live in a word where everyone is a “private individual”. The world now is an open space where anyone can look for you, find you and read about you.

What do we do about it? While it will not be during our age where we can afford to shun these rather invasive but necessary technologies, we can definitely do one crucial bit to ourselves, that is, be wary of what sort of information and details we give about ourselves online, and how well you present ourselves to the world. That is the real catch.

It is not just to make yourself “presentable” to world that you have to take responsibility of your online profiles. But more importantly, your online profiles are not only seen by some random people typing your name on Google or your profiles just popping up on some irrelevant search results and getting ignored. The truth is, you are indeed searched and seen by real important people that matter. For example, when you submit your resume for a job, before calling you for an interview your potential employer first searches you online and, guess what, if you have posted a rather inappropriate photo or anything unpleasant, there goes your dream job down the drain!

“Privacy is deal, get over it”, said some important guy which sadly is very true. So with our privacy all robbed and dead, it is now time that we protect what is there on the public domain.

What thou can write about thyself?

I finally managed to put up a personal blog which I had always wanted, introducing myself to the big world of www as “Sangay Tenzin… whatever matters” which is my blog title. (I asked my wife what she thought of the title and she said, “… whatever”). Anyways, here I come blogsphere!

Before starting my first post, I wanted to write a brief “About me” in few words. But oh dear! how difficult I found to summarise myself in just few words. I start… “I am a Web Developer….” then think for a while not knowing what to write next. The mouse cursor goes blink, blink, blink. I type again “…. I am from Bhutan…”.

Blink, blink, blink…

Then I start to get bored. In order words, I don’t know what to write about myself! Do I write that I am a Web Developer and that I am born and bred in Bhutan and live in Perth? Do I write that I developed so and so websites and have so and so skills? Do I write that blogging is my passion and that I maintain Nopkin.com? Do I write that I dote on my toddler daughter? Bla bla bla….

The cursor keeps blink, blink, blink… Then my mind starts to wander off to a Jackie Chan movie “Who Am I”. I think of that spectacular fight scene on top of a high-rise building and Jackie’s stunts…

The truth is, I can write so much about myself but I am just short of right words. There!

So to fill the “About me”, I go with my all time classic line about me, which goes thus, “Nopkin, the Great, born in Bhutan near toilet”.

Nopkin the Great

Nopkin the Great

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

– Aristotle

About me

profileSangay Tenzin
Web Developer, Magento, Concrete5, Wordpress, Shopify, Ecommerce, Website all-rounder, Casual blogger…

Love… Happiness…

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