Spock–reclaiming your name

(from: http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9708718-2.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=Webware)

If Spock works…it could be an interesting way for individuals to clean up their identities on the web. Think about your students with “2sexxxy4u<at>yahoo.com” email address, or, other stuff graduate students have done and don’t want found when they go on the job market? Although I don’t see this tool being anything that I would specifically build into a lesson, I can imagine having some interesting discussions about it, especially in my technical writing class. Our tech writing course curriculum requires that I have the students write a job application packet. I think it could be interesting to discuss the hows and whys a site/tool like Spock becomes necessary. It might also be a great discussion to have with students before asking them to open/start some new account.

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