Who am I on the Internet? Four years ago, I was just an anonymous web surfer. Now, if I Google my name, my accounts from different social networking sites appear, as do newspaper articles I wrote and my volleyball statistics. It’s fascinating but slightly creepy how many results pop up now compared to when I was just entering high school.
One contributing factor to my increase in Google “popularity” (for lack of a better word) is that I’ve grown to be more comfortable with the world wide web. I used to be super concerned with Internet privacy, and so all of my blogs and profiles were private or hidden. I still keep some of my profiles, such as Facebook, private, but others like my Twitter account and photography site are public. I suppose my reasoning behind this is that Facebook is more of a personal, close-knit community whereas Twitter is more of a public information sharing center. Strangers don’t need to see my interests and conversations with my friends on Facebook, but if they’re interested, they have access to my random thoughts I tweet about throughout the day.
About the project:
For this project, I thought the best way to display my digital footprint was by drawing the logos of the sites I visit and use most frequently. I almost ran out of luck when I realized I didn’t have any colored pencils. So, I scanned my drawing into my Mac and began editing it in Photoshop.
The project took a few hours, mainly because I was trying out different Photoshop tools and techniques. If anything, I enjoyed learning more about how to use the program, and I plan to utilize it more in future projects.