so i read this really interest blog post today from alphamom about the digital footprint you leave behind. like, the long-term picture of yourself you are creating with your facebook status updates or your tweets. i thought about that and decided to check out my facebook timeline to see if i could spot a trend.
here's what someone would learn about me from my facebook timline:
1. i support obama. and women's rights. and voter rights. and it's pretty safe to say that i'm a liberal, especially when it comes to social issues.
2. i read a lot of news stories.
3. i like music.
4. i am a proud pitt alumna.
5. i'm pregnant.
had i done this a year or so ago, when i was updating my status more frequently, the picture may be a little different. but over the past several months, i have slowed down on the status updates. i post a lot of news articles and stuff that i find interesting, but as of right now, i have not actually updated my status since monday. so anyone forming an opinion of me based on my facebook timeline would pretty much be going off the articles i link to or recommend. and i'm pretty much ok with that. yes, i have some pretty strong
political opinions. but i have a right to those opinions, and -
furthermore - i have a right to express them. you have a right to
disagree with them.
over the years since i joined facebook (back in 2008) i have tried pretty hard to keep things fairly neutral. i try to refrain from cursing (though one or two f-bombs have definitely been dropped). i try to remain relatively upbeat, and if i am being negative i try to do it sarcastically or with a twist of humor. yeah, there have been times when i ranted about my job, but usually in a general sense. i have tried not to call out anyone in particular.
looking at my digital footprint as it stands now, i am perfectly fine with the image it projects. what about your digital footprint? do you think it gives an accurate picture of who you are?