Digital Footprint Final

By: Angelica Alvarez

What is a Digital Footprint, and why is it important?

A Digital Footprint is a trail or "footprint" you leave when you are online. It's mostly shown for social media.

The reason why your digital foot print is important is because anyone can search your name up, and can look at all of your social media. This can be a good impact or bad impact when looking for a job or colleges. Since the job or colleges can look at your profile and realize if you do deserve to be accepted to be a student or a worker. The job and college makes it's decision and you can't do anything about it.

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What does your Digital Footprint consist of? What tools do you use and for what purpose?

My Digital Footprint consist on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Snapchat. I use Snapchat, and Facebook to keep in contact with my family. I use Twitter and Snapchat for my friends and to get to communicate with them. I also use Linkein for professional work that I may want companies or colleges to look at. My social media can show who I am with what I do in my daily life, or that I spend a lot of time with people. My social media will also show that I am close to my friends and family, how I respect people, and that I am very social with people.

What impact does/can your footprint have on your future?

My digital footprint can impact my future in a good way, because my digital footprint can show what I'm interested and if I'm part of in school activities or clubs. A way my digital footprint is helpful is because it shows that I'm a good person. With no inappropriate pictures or videos of me. This can increase my possibilities to be accepted in the college or university that I wish to attend. A way that my digital footprint can be harmful in my future is that I can be connected to people that I'm not friends with, and they can post pictures or videos that are inappropriate. Jobs or colleges can believe that I'm like that old friend, and search me up and see old pictures of me and that old friend together. This will cause them to believe that I might be like that old friend. Ruining my possibilities to be accepted.

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What can you do to continue to improve your online identity?

A way to improve your online identity is to not post any pictures that are inappropriate. Post pictures that you want people to think of you as, because once you post it on the internet it can stay their forever. The reason why it can stay in the internet forever is because people can screenshot the picture, or that social media can keep it their for legal reasons. Also have your use privacy settings so only your friends and family can see what you post instead of the whole world. Just to make things a bit simpler is to search up your name and see what pops up. When doing this you can see what you want to change in your social media.

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Digital image. CYBERSECURITY BUSINESS LAW BLOG. Shawn Tuma, 7 June 2014. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this semester about maintaining a positive Digital Footprint?

The most important thing I have learned about this semester to think twice when it comes to post something online. Also to never post anything that can be inappropriate, especially if I don't want people to see the post. I will also remember that everything stays on the internet, and doesn't vanish. I will forever remember that anyone can look at my digital footprint, and that people can make decisions based on my digital footprint.

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