Dan Schwabel has written two posts on his Forbes Blog in the last week. His message is that “the Reputation Economy is Coming.” Alot of pieces of the Reputation Economy are coming together at warp-speed. Here are a few:
MANY anecdotal stories of people who have been fired, arrested, not-hired,(cisco-fatty, etc).
Millions of people who meet and begin relationships due to *something* online.
Businesses running into serious issues… (Kenneth Cole, etc)
Colleges considering online info during interviews
If Dan Schwabel’s cited research is even close to correct that “80% of HR professionals use online reputation information… and that 70% had rejected a job candidate due to what they found online.”
It seems there is enormous evidence that whether the subject is personal, professional, corporate, or really from ANY perspective: The Reputation Economy is not coming, it is *here.*
What do you think?