Information on the Internet never goes away. Information circulates in cyberspace for eternity. Some of that information can damage the reputation and the careers of people that exposed personal information and unattractive photos by mistake or just to have fun.
Some internet users do catch those posting missteps and delete them, but there are hackers that have the knowledge and experience to resurrect damaging information and photos once they are deleted. That happens all the time to politicians, actors, and high-profile business people. Darius Fisher, the co-founder of Status Labs has developed an organized solution to the hacking issues. Status Labs has been repairing the damage done by inappropriate information and photos for the last four years. The Austin-based company has offices Sao Paulo and New York, and the main objectives of the company are public relations, reputation management, and digital marketing.
Fisher recently shared some of the steps people can use if they posted photos that may damage their reputation or put their career’s in jeopardy. Fisher told the Huffington Post that there are four ways to handle unfavorable photos on the Internet. The first step is to take a proactive approach. Contact website administers and ask them to take the photos down. This request should be formal, so it conforms to rule specified by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
The second step is to develop an effective SEO strategy. That means writing articles that can be posted on social media sites that show the positive aspects of career and personal behavior. The third step, according to Fisher, is to hire a public relations firm, and in some cases, a crisis management firm can help guide a person through the reparation process. And the fourth step is to learn from past mistakes. Create passwords that are a mixture of symbols, numbers and uppercase and lowercase words. Use different passwords for different accounts, and check privacy settings on social media sites.
Status Labs has helped people all over the world get their reputations back, and Darius Fisher thinks everyone deserves a second chance. Status Labs develops web material that creates that second chance.
Other Information for Darius: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/06/29/i-got-doxxed-so-you-don-t-have-to.html