By: Xavier Ahuad
What is a Digital Footprint?
Examples of my Social Media
I share soccer news that I find interesting or funny and message people on Messenger but besides that I don’t post much , and I do have pictures but nothing bad. This really doesn’t make my profile bad or good it just give anyone looking for me a general basis as who I am and what i'm interested in, of course if they’re friends with me.
On my Youtube account I have a private account where I follow the things i’m interested on such as soccer videos, video game channels, and bloggers and vloggers. But if anyone were to see my Youtube account they would not see anything bad and merely just see what i'm interested in watching. I don’t think it would have a negative impact on my Digital Footprint.
My final example of a social media tool is Linkedin. I have used LinkedIn in school. The basic idea of LinkedIn is for students and faculty to make accounts about them, their interests and what they may be majoring in so potential employers can see the progress of students and pick potential scholars for them.
What does my Digital Footprint say about me?
Why is it important to have a good Digital footprint?
If you have a bad digital footprint and employers find out (especially if it is a tech job) that employer may not want to hire you. Having a bad Digital Footprint can also get you into trouble. If you have a account with mean or hurtful things a employer can see and fire you from your job because they don't want you to represent the company in a bad way. The school that you go to can also suspend you from attending if they find anything they do not like on your accounts
Why is it important to maintain a good Digital Footprint for the future?
How can I improve my online Identity?
- Imagine if your parent were reading what you were saying and think if they would approve
- Make smart choices on what you post
- Make your account truthful
- Don't make posts about someone without their consent
- Have pictures of you
- Only post if it is helpful, inspirational, true, necessary or kind