This week we have been talking digital footprints. Be that the footprint that we leave behind across every website we visit, or where we knowingly share content via social networks etc.
Whilst looking at some of the different aspects of digital footprints I came across this great piece of artwork by Jenny Hottle that I just had to share. Whilst the work is from 2011 the sentiment of the article and the art still stands true today.
We all have our own individual identity online and how we share and want to view that is unique. If you were going to create a digital footprint of your online life what would yours look like? Would it look similar to this one of Jenny’s or would it be totally different… What unique aspects of your digital life would shine through and how do you think your digital footprint has changed over time?
If I think about my own digital footprint over time you would see my Facebook area being larger than Twitter for personal use, however if you had asked me the same question a year ago I would have said I was more focused on Twitter. Instagram and PInterest have become more relevant to me and so has Ebay. That gives you just a little insight into my personal digital footprint… Tell me about yours and how it has changed over time. I would be fascinated to hear about it.
Remember you can always use digi.me to backup your social media digital footprint and keep control of your social media data. That way if you ever choose to leave a social network you will always have a copy of your data.