Your mother always said that you’re judged by the company you keep, and nowhere is that more true than online. Social media — including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites — have connected people from all over the world who might otherwise never have met. And while that is a good thing in many ways, Author informationSteven WyerSteven Wyer serves as Managing Director for Reputation Advocate, Inc. The firm provides Digital Branding, Online Reputation Management and consulting services. His book, Violated Online, delves into the stories behind online slander. The book offers more than 50 specific tips on how the reader can better prepare for an unexpected online attack.TwitterFacebookLinkedInThe post Guilty by Association: Evaluating Who to Follow — and Who to Ignore appeared first on Search Engine Journal.