Monday, October 5, 2009


"Footprints In The Digital Age"
By Will Richardson
In the article "Footprints In The Digital Age" by Will Richardson, he talks about how students are creating their digital footprint in the new technological age. He says that students are learning to use technology by themselves and people are not teaching them how to be their own person anymore. Since we are not using the computer to the best of our abilities it is tough to be, "Googleable", is how Will Richardson put it which practically means that we do not have a good digital footprint for people to see when they Google us or even a digital footprint at all. This is very surprising that some people do not even have a footprint on the internet because you had to have signed up for something or at least posted something on the internet like a status on Facebook or blogged on something from any web site you were interested in, even if you reviewed and rates a product from a store and rated it with your name tying it all together and back to you. This article was almost the opposite of some of the other articles we have read in class like "Did you know" by Karl Fisch where it says everyone is learning to use technology so well that there will be computers that we make that will exceed the abilities of the human brain. They both relate to "The Machines are Using Us" by Dr. Wesch because it said that computers are learning from whatever we do on them and they are starting to get smarter and smarter as time goes on. So maybe in the future the computer will predict what we are going to put on the internet and it will check it to make sure it does not impact our footprint in a bad way. Clearly, we need to start creating our digital footprint at an early age and we need to be sure what we post on the internet under our names is good work.

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