Your Digital Footprint

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Your Digital Footprint

A digital footprint is the trail that one uses when they use the internet. The user forming the two types of footprint which are passive and active footprint can either create the footprint knowingly or unknowingly? How well do you understand the topic? Test what you've learned from this site. Choose the best answer for the questions below. All the very best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your digital footprint:
    • A. 

      Isn't as important as what the people who know you in real life think.

    • B. 

      Something you should be aware of and make positive efforts to control.

    • C. 

      Doesn't matter, because the Internet changes too often for anything to stick for a long time.

    • D. 

      Not too important, because everybody's got something embarrassing online by now.

  • 2. 
    If you find something in your digital footprint that is unflattering, you should:
    • A. 

      Not worry about it.

    • B. 

      Attempt to fix it, such as by untagging a photo or deleting an account.

    • C. 

      Post something unflattering about someone else, to distract from your footprint.

    • D. 

      Never go online again.

  • 3. 
    If you're very careful about what you post, your digital footprint should be in great shape.  Right?
    • A. 

      Yes, because you can do a lot to shape your digital footprint.

    • B. 

      Yes, but you should still monitor your footprint, because others' actions can affect it.

    • C. 

      Yes, but others may still post something unflattering about you in the future.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 4. 
    Because employers often look for information about applicants online, you should: 
    • A. 

      Delete all of your accounts, so there's nothing to find.

    • B. 

      Post to social networking sites a lot more often, so your older posts get buried.

    • C. 

      Consider the strengths and weaknesses of your digital footprint and see what changes you can make.

    • D. 

      None of these answers are correct.

  • 5. 
    To get a sense of your digital footprint, you should: 
    • A. 

      Google yourself once a year.

    • B. 

      Google yourself every few weeks.

    • C. 

      Google yourself regularly, and monitor what your friends post, in case they've posted something about you.

    • D. 

      Delete all of your accounts and start fresh.

  • 6. 
    It is important to respect my friends' digital footprints because:
    • A. 

      Digital citizenship is the responsibility of everyone who goes online.

    • B. 

      My actions can affect the shape of their digital footprints.

    • C. 

      I want my friends to treat my digital footprint with the same respect.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 7. 
    A good photo to use for your social networking profile is:
    • A. 

      A photo that doesn't show your face, such as a photo of a pet or cartoon character

    • B. 

      A photo of you, with a group of your friends

    • C. 

      A photo of you that you wouldn't mind your grandmother seeing

    • D. 

      The photo you choose doesn't matter, because you can always change it later.

  • 8. 
    You're angry with a friend and want to post your feelings on a social networking site.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Post how you feel, but don't name any names.

    • B. 

      Post how you feel, but make sure what you've posted is the truth.

    • C. 

      Don't post about it; call a friend instead.

    • D. 

      None of these answers are correct.

  • 9. 
    The advertising you see online is:
    • A. 

      Something you should just ignore.

    • B. 

      Sometimes the result of corporations tracking your online activities.

    • C. 

      Only connected to your online activities if you shop online using a credit card.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 10. 
    You can use the following online tools to help craft a digital footprint that is appealing to employers: 
    • A. 

      Twitter

    • B. 

      Personal web site

    • C. 

      Linked In

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.