InfoCommons

Internet Safety 05/03/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 3, 2009
  • You may already be familiar with the term “digital footprint,” which you probably take to mean your online data trail. If asked to describe what would comprise this “footprint,” likely responses would include things like your social network profiles, your web site or blog, your photos shared on an online service, videos you uploaded to YouTube, perhaps even mentions of you in the local paper or your school’s web site. You may even go so far as to include information about you or your businesses that are public record. Certainly those things are contributing factors to your digitally encoded self, however, this recent EMC-sponsored study discovered that your digital footprint includes far more than just the data related to individual actions.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital_footprint, digital_identity, digital_citizenship

  • Great slide show on Digital Reputation in Teen Networks.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital_youth, digital_footprint, digital_identity

  • Five ideas to enable educators to develop and model a purposeful and professional digital footprint.

    1-Model responsible footprinting with your own practices in blogging, commenting, social networking, and picture posting.
    2-If you have established a professional blog, share it widely and proudly such as placing it in your email signature (if your employer will let you) and as Jeff Utecht suggests include your blog url when you comment on others blogs and in other forums. This enables others to see best practices and is a great way to get the conversation started.
    3-Google yourself (aka ego surfing). If you have something posted online that you’d be uncomfortable having a current or future student, parent, colleague, or employer find, delete it (if you can) or request that it be deleted. There are ways an aggressive internet detective can still find this information, but most won’t go through the trouble and the mere fact that you deleted it shows some level of responsibility.
    4-If you do have online personal information and/or interests you wouldn’t want discovered, use an unidentifiable screen name/avatar. This means you may need to update your screen name/avatar in your existing online presence.
    5-Engage in the conversation and professionally comment, reply, and present online, onsite, and at conferences.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital_footprint, social_networking

  • You may think that because you uploaded a piece of information about yourself, that you can control it, but your digital footprint may be harder to manage than you may think.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital_footprint, digital_communication, privacy

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship group favorite links are here.

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