Three Types of (Digital) Lies

One of the most popular Follr features is ‘tags’.

Tags are a powerful way to build a valuable network, find new clients, employees and new work. If someone is looking for an accountant, a Website designer or plumber they can search for that tag and see a list of people or businesses listed in order of highest Follr score.

But what if people add inaccurate tags about themselves? Worse, what if someone, dare I say it, outright lies about their professional or personal experience of interests?

In the following TED video Jeff Hancock explains why he believes the anonymity and searchability of the Internet, plus the permanence of information online, encourages honesty and may even keep us honest.

He adds:

“When it comes to lying and what we want to do with our lives I think we can go back to Diogenes and Confucius and they were less concerned about whether to lie or not to lie and more concerned about being true to the self. I think this is really important. Now, when you are about to say or do something, we can think ‘Do I want this to be part of my legacy, part of my personal record?’ Because in the digital age we live in now, in the networked age, we are all leaving a record.”

And so fits Follr…