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My Digital Footprint

For my second post about digital footprints, I will be writing about my own. Sometimes I think that my digital footprint is fine, sometimes I don’t. It seems like the internet is a gigantic bee hive. And everyone has a place in it, no matter if you like it or not. Sometimes it even scares me how anyone can find information about you by just typing a few words on a keyboard.

My digital footprints is quite good, but it has some things in it that are no so good. Usually, my comments, tweets, searches and other things I do online are kind, but they aren’t always that good. Sometimes I can be sarcastic, mean and grouchy online. And I’ll admit to those mistakes I’ve done. I’ve even been banned from a minecraft server for being mean! But generally, my digital footprint is pretty good. Whenever I make mistakes, I try to do better the next time. I usually learn from my mistakes, but in the rare cases I don’t, I always get a punishment.

I tried searching myself and several of my account names on google, and I’ve found that a lot of information about me is online, so I’ve set a goal to try to stop having to have all of this information for people to see. And I have to say that I’m proud of myself that I made sure my twitter name is Felix Da Cat, and doesn’t have my last name on it.

Anyways, thanks for reading this post! And make sure YOUR digital footprint is positive!


Digital Footprint: A Comparison Of 2 Videos

This week, I will be posting posts every single day! And they will all be somehow related to digital footprints! I’m doing this because of the student blogging challenge. Which for those bloggers who haven’t joined yet, do so now!

So, in this post I will be comparing the two videos I have left the videos to at the bottom of this post. If you don’t want me to spoil the videos, I recommend you watch them before you read this. Some similarities between these two videos are that they both teach you the basics of a digital footprint. Which is a “footprint” you leave whenever you do something online. Any comment, tweet, picture, or post you put online are part of your digital footprints.

Now to the differences between the two videos. One difference is that the first video better shows a digital footprint you leave whenever you do something online. While the second, shows how in the course of your life, you leave a digital dossier, which is a record of everything you do online. Another difference is the way the videos are presented. The first is all in letters for the viewer to read and learn from, while the second one has a voice that explains everything. Something else is how it is designed, both used good design, but I liked the design of the first video more because it looked better in general. And also shows C.R.A.P (contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity) better.

But in general, I would prefer the first video to learn the basics of digital footprints because it is easy to understand and teaches all the basics, but it is undeniably freaky. While the second one teaches about something bigger, your digital dossier is not only made up of your actions, but of the people all around you. So I think both are quality videos.

Here are the videos: