Digital Footprint

By Bryan Renteria

What is a digital footprint and why is it important?

A digital footprint is one's unique set of digital activities, and actions that leave a data trace on the internet. It is important because if you have a bad digital footprint it can lower your chances of getting hired for any job you apply for. It can also let people know that you are a good person and do good stuff which will increase your chances of getting a job.

What does your digital footprint consist of, what tools do you use, and for what purpose?

My digital footprint consist of being a good digital footprint.
  1. I use Facebook because I want to communicate with my family and share videos.
  2. I use Twitter because I like to see what all the celebrities are posting about.
  3. I use Snap chat because I like to post a lot of photos and see what other people post.

For each example explain how it affects your digital footprint?

Facebook affects my digital footprint in a good way because I share inspiring videos to make people’s days and get them from doing bad things. Twitter affects my digital footprint in a bad way because I don’t post anything at all so it isn’t helping out anyone. Snap chat affects my digital footprint in a good way because I post good photos of me helping out people and helping the environment.

What impact does/can your footprint have on your future? Why is it helpful/harmful?

Your digital footprint can make or break your job depending if you have a good or bad digital footprint.

  • It’s helpful because it can help you find a job and people would see that you are a good person.
  • It’s harmful because you can have a bad footprint and people will think of you differently and would not want to hire you.

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

  • I can continue to post positive photos and videos of helping out people and the environment.
  • I can delete all the negative and unimportant stuff I have in my social media accounts.

What is the most important thing you have learned this semester about maintaining a positive Digital Footprint?

The most important thing I’ve learned is that your digital footprint is a big deal and it can help you get a job or it can make you lose a job if you have a bad digital footprint.
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