I came across this video on YouTube that I found interesting. It is a TED talk by Juan Enriquez called Your online life, permanent as a tattoo. I thought I would share the video on my blog and with my children. :)
This weekend, I worked on investigating a stranger. This assignment was for the Technology class I am taking at Dominican University. I found the digital investigation project to be amazing! I couldn't believe how much information I found on my stranger. I determined the whole process was a little creepy and I was completely sucked in! The poor stranger had no idea I was digging up everything about her life. Now I know her parents, her husband, child, dog, siblings, where she lives, where she works, her phone numbers and how much she makes a year. While I didn't find information about her on most of her sites, I was able to find more about her from her husband's Twitter account and other family member's social media. The whole process brought to light, that no matter how safe you are, you still have others posting about you, and if someone wanted to get your information...they can.
I definitely feel that knowledge is power in the digital world. Digital citizenship and digital tattoos should be taught and discussed at every age. In first grade we talk about what we post on our Seesaw accounts. I believe we need to start young since the digital world surrounds everyone from a very young age.
As for my digital stranger, she has a very positive digital tattoo. I decided to follow her on Twitter. She is a wealth of information regarding technology and I felt I could learn from her.