Digital Footprint Gena Marker Teacher-Librarian Centennial High School
Everything you've ever done on the Internet . . . • Photos, emails, blogs, chats, etc. • Search: pipl.com, google.com dashboard, socialmention.com • Maintain: privacy settings, know who can see what • Create: list your skills, experience, interests, academic achievements = positive • Be nice!: what would your Grandma say about it?
Your Digital Footprint in the afterlife . . . • Google: • Tool called “Inactive Account Manager” • Choose data deletion after 3, 6, or 12 months of inactivity • Or choose someone else to receive your data • Google sends warning to secondary email or phone (you give them a contact) before deleting data • Facebook: • Account can be “memorialized” • No settings, friends, or content will be changed • FB won’t send birthday reminders or other content about the account • All privacy settings remain the same • Twitter: • Account deactivation by loved one after showing death certificate • Verification of person behind Twitter handle needed • Account deleted after 30 days deactivated • Twitter will also removed photos, if family members request