Brenda Wardle and Woke Twitter analysis of Racist Online Statements

Racism is one of the biggest challenges that have been facing South Africa. With a large number of the white settlers still living as citizens of the country, the problem seems far from being sorted. The issue of whites terming blacks as an inferior race in the country remains a stumbling block to a free and equal South Africa as envisaged by Nelson Mandela.

One incident that has since attracted public uproar is that of Penny Sparrow, a real estate agent in South Africa. Through her social channels, she referred to the black race of South Africa as monkeys. When people learned of the statement, a public outrage followed, both from online and beyond. She lost her job since the statement was greatly publicized and greatly criticized.

A twitter community, Woke Twitter criticized Sparrows statement after they caught the racist rant she posted online. According to Woke, the idea of racism is a thing of the past and only occurring in exception is false. Racism is real and exists largely. Woke recognizes and tries to respond to racism existence, in a way that will promote consciousness as well as social action. Its representatives do their best to expose racist comments that are posted on social channels like twitter and face book. Woke fights for transformation of South Africa to a racism free country, and says that very drastic action should be taken against those who will stand in the way of this transformation.

Sparrows’ rants also caught the attention of a legal analyst in South Africa, Brenda Wardle. According to Wardle, every person has the right to free speech. But the right should not infringe on other people’s humanity and dignity.

Brenda Wardle has been known for her passion in legal analysis. She loves interpreting the relationship between law and people’s daily life. Wardle holds three law degrees: in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Laws Degree in forensic medicine. She is also an author and has written a book called ‘To Kill a Fragile Rose.’ The book is an analysis of the state trial against Carl Pistorious. Her analysis on several matters including the Pistorious issue never falls far from truth.

How to Stay Safe Online

They 1st Google you before they meet you. Online is the new 1st impression. These are some of the warnings Status Labs founder and CEO, Darius Fisher, may give you if you meet up for Coffee. He recently appeared in an article talking about online reputation management.
He recommends logging out your browser, clearing your history and cache and goggling your name to see what people see when they Google you. It is a good 1st step to learn about your impression online. Look at your search results and see if there is any negative review online. You should also know that your social media profile is public by default, and only you can change that. It is done by manually changing your status to private.
Should you find less than flattering content, you can seek to develop new content. It is then optimized for Google’s search algorithm and will, in essence, be displayed on the 1st page.89% of users rarely go past the 1st page. The content depends on you. You can treat a personal website with your name. You should also buy your name domain and close associates. You should regularly update your site content and create content that optimizes all your social media sites. It makes them optimized for that specific site.
You should approach data companies like People Smart, Intelus and White pages and request your data be removed. Another company called Safe Shepherd automates the data removal process for you. If you find less than ideal photos, have them removed by the site owners.
Fisher also recommends not sharing private data online. If you are out on vacation, it is best to keep that private. Kidnappers have been known to use social media information to kidnap unsuspecting victims.
Status Labs is a digital PR firm that provides services in online reputation management. It is based in Austin Texas and has offices in New York, San Francisco, and Sao Paolo.It works with leading brands and companies online to optimize their online presence.

Darius Fisher Discusses How You Can Clean Up Your Image On Google

The man behind the startup reputation management company Status Labs, Darius Fisher, has several tips on who you can clean up your image on Google’s search engine results. Fisher co-founded Status Labs after working as a copywriter and political consultant. His prior work experience has helped him turn Status Labs into the premier online reputation management company that services an international clientele.

The first step in cleaning your online presence on Google is to put yourself in the seat of what the average Google user searching for your name or company is going to see. This involves logging out of your browser, and clearing your browser history and cache. If you do not do this, you will get customized search results about yourself, that do not reflect what people searching for you actually see.

The next step is to comb through the first few pages of search results that come up when you google yourself or your company. Pick out any negative publicity, reviews, old postings on forums, photos or personal information that you would like to remove. Social media posts and photos can be removed by you. All you have to do is login into your account and remove or delete them. You can also change your privacy settings so that personal information you do not want revealed remains private. It is important to keep in mind that most social media sites make your profile and contact information public by default. Make sure you edit this setting if you do not want your personal information or activity made available to everyone on the internet.

The third step you can take to clean up your image involves the creation of new content about yourself or company. Create a personal webpage or company page. Add a blog to the site or create a separate blog page where you write about yourself and highlight the positive things you have done. Get some press releases out, and create some social media profiles that describe who you are. Create social media accounts and keep them updated.

The fourth step you can take to clean up your image online is to opt out of data broker companies such as Zoominfo, Whitepages and Intelius. These companies collect information about you through the internet and try to create a profile based on the information available on the internet. By opting out of such companies’ services you are eliminating the possibility that they will create negative profiles about you based on some negative information floating around the net.

Finally, you have to be proactive and monitor your online reputation constantly. Check your online image frequently and be sure to add new content to your blog, page or a new press release every once in a while. Negative publicity tends to stay for a long time and the creation of new content will allow you bury it in a way.

Darius Fisher works with clients in private industry and the government. His firm status labs, serves politicians, businessmen, athletes and companies. Mr. Fisher is proud to be able to help people regain and recover their online reputation and dignity through his online reputation management services. His company has went from a two man team, to a company with dozen of employees in New York City, New York, Austin Texas and overseas in Sao Paulo, Brazil.