You really have to be careful about the way you represent yourself online. There are many companies now that will do a quick search for your name on Google before even considering you for a job. Then there are those who won’t even consider working with you on a professional level if your online presence is unprofessional in any way. This is why it’s important to watch what you say and be careful of the things you share (images, videos, status updates, etc).
SocioClean is a tool that understands the importance of a clean online presence, so they built a site that allows you “understand and protect your social reputation.” What it is supposed to do is connect all of the major social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and let you monitor them for questionable and inappropriate content. In essence, it’s supposed to be like a constantly running washing machine for your social profiles.
After signing and confirming your account (by clicking the link in the email you’ll receive) you will be able to login. You’ll then need to connect your Facebook account; this is how they access your data.
Next you’ll be asked to enter “words or strings that you would like [SocioClean] to search for.” These are terms that you feel are questionable and/or inappropriate and do not want shown on your profiles. The next step is to view the results.
Depending on the size of your account and how many keywords you’ve entered, scanning could take a few minutes. This would probably be a good time to get a snack or drink. Next you’ll see wall posts that contain the keywords you’ve entered. You’ll see a chart (as pictured below) with the search word, text, date/time and the a link to view the post (in case you want to remove it).
You can also view status messages, photos and even groups that contain your keywords. That’s about it. So, I guess you’re probably wondering how to add the other sites.
While SocioClean’s homepage boasts that you can connect Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, it currently only supports Facebook! While the main image on the homepage (also pictured below) has icons for Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr and Linkedin, it currently only supports Facebook! I guess you see where this is going.
Though the homepage is a bit misleading, SocioClean is obviously still in the early stages and will be adding new features (and hopefully services) in the near future. While I love the concept, the functionality doesn’t seem quite there yet, but I do feel that it’s moving in the right direction.
What do you think?
Charnita is a full-time freelance writer and blogger with 3+ years of experience, and also the owner of SocialWebTools.info. She's also an early adopter who loves trying out new social media tools along with Web and iOS (iPad) apps. Feel free to connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.