Have you done that QDOS thing yet? A few people have mentioned it. It calculates your online presence. Initially, all you can do is enter your name and postcode and it gives you a score. This’ll likely be a few hundred…which looks a bit rubbish when you can see 50 Cent there at the top of the board with a score of more than 10,000.
But when you apply to register – and are accepted - you build your profile by adding details around your online presence, so any URLs, blogs, Flickr pages etc etc, and your score increases. Your presence is split into four elements: Popularity, Impact, Activity and Individuality.
I added my details and my score went up to 4,420, which found me sandwiched between Seb Coe and Demi Moore. I haven’t decided whether I’m happy with that or not (though I’ve heard he goes like the clappers for four minutes and then it’s all over). A few more points would’ve seen me stuck between Catherine Zeta Jones and Terry Wogan which, frankly, is even more confusing.
But I still wasn’t happy.
And then it struck me. When you enter your URLs and blogs and that there’s no check on whether they’re really yours or not. So I added a few more…like google.com, microsoft.com, scobelizer.com, bbc.co.uk. Before you know it, I’m at 9,839 points, in 12th place overall and just behind P Diddy!
And I feel great.