I chose option 1B, and decided to search for myself on Google. Now I would be lying if I say I haven’t done this before, however I was surprised with the recent results. After reading the comments I didn’t think much would come up on me, but the front page was almost entirely dedicated to my profiles — from my YouTube and SoundCloud to my Medium profile!
Looking into this, none of my more personal pages (Facebook, Twitter) were shown in the results, and the top of the results were two accounts that I don’t use anymore — one for a charity fundraiser and one for a portfolio I used for my course once.
I realise that the pages that do come up are ones that I chose to make public and want recognition for, and the ones that I keep private are in fact that, which is quite reassuring as I feel like I have some sort of control over my digital footprint.