When do you think your Digital Imprint began?  (Did your parents post photos of you as a child online?)

    I think that my digital imprint began when I was 2-3 years old. I do not know if my parents posted pictures of me when i was little because I was too small to remember and I never asked them. I know for a fact that they posted a picture of me on the computer with a diaper. I also know around the same time they posted a picture of me breaking that same computer but this time I was potty trained.

Go to Google and do a search for "Barack Obama", then Google yourself  ( "your first and last name and hometown" i.e.  "John Smith Grand Rapids").  Use Quotation Marks " " for a more accurate search.  What are your findings?  Is the information accurate about Barack Obama and how about the information about yourself?

    What I found were Barack Obama's website and his biography on Wikipedia. All of his information on both of the sites was very accurate. For myself, I found nothing under my name. I found a lot of people with the same last name, but none of them were mine.

Think about the specific "footprints" or information you leave behind on the sites on your map (such as what you viewed, typed, or accessed).  If this was the only information someone had about you, what would they think about you? What assumptions would they make about your habits & behaviors? What does your web presence say about you?

    If a digital footprint was recorded of me for every website I had been on people would think that I am a very curious person. When I hear about a person i seem interested in such as Enoch Johnson or J.P. Morgan, I research their history and what they did to become famous. I also like to watch a lot of videos on the internet using Youtube and Hulu.

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