A few days ago I wrote a summary of an article on being Googleable. I also read through numerous articles and wanted to recommend a few more to you. Here are the links and a brief description for those of you who might be interested in researching this topic further.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB117856222924394753.html This is an article on your name googling well.
http://gigaom.com/collaboration/why-you-may-need-an-online-persona/ — This article is about building a positive, professional presence online.
http://weblogg-ed.com/2008/making-kids-googlable/ — This article is about teachers and parents helping kids “shape their online portfolios so that when their future employers or future mates run the search, what they find is not just a lack of negatives but a potential plethora of positives.”
http://www.eff.org/wp/blog-safely — How to blog safely and anonymously if you don’t want to be Googleable.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/more-employers-use-social-networks-to-check-out-applicants/ –This is an article discussing how employers are Googling potential employees.