Tuesday, October 6, 2009

PLN 12

In the article "Footprints in the Digital Age" by Will Richardson, he talked about how his kids wouldn't be able to be Googled well. He's not saying they won't be able to use Google but that when they type there names into Google they won't find themselves like they wanted. This also relates to the Digital Footprint article that we read in class. Depending on how big your digital footprint is, is how much and how widley you will be known. An example would be when while I was reading this article I decided to Google myself and it came up with my science fair ranking in the 8th grade at my old middle school. He just talked about how if you want to be able to Google yourself, then you need to get involved.

1 comment:

  1. That's absolutely true. I also Googled myself a couple of days ago, and I was suprised to see how many articles appeared. This is interesting sometimes, but it also makes me really nervous. I don't think I want to be known worldwide. That can be dangerous because you can no longer control who is following your information. But I know I may be old-fashioned in that aspect. What's your opinion on it? Does it seem like it could be dangerous to you? Or do you feel absolutely safe about it all?