Process Post #9: Digital Breadcrumbs

Everything Is Being Tracked

We live in a world where everything we do is somehow being tracked. When we are out in public, there is a high chance a surveillance camera is watching you. When you are online, every keystroke you make and every post you publish will forever exist somewhere on the internet. As the reading points out, our devices track our locations, using contactless payments track our spending habits, and apps gather information about your phone (Pod Academy, 2016). Because of this, it is important to be wary of what you do online.

Making and posting onto this website has made me reflect on what I am okay with the public seeing. Even if my audience is small and there is a good chance no one will come across my website outside of this publishing class, the things I decide to publish onto this website are posted under the assumption that anyone and everyone will see these posts.

I believe that some things should be kept offline. There is no need for the public to know everything about you. This is why I decided to keep my identity relatively anonymous. I decided to share certain things about myself, such as my name, my major, and my interests. Conversely, I decided to refrain from sharing photos of myself and getting too detailed with my personal life. Considering everything that you post online can be traced back to you, I have decided to limit what I share to avoid leaving personal digital breadcrumbs.


Pod Academy. (2016, May 3). Digital Breadcrumbs: The data trail we leave behind us. Pod Academy.

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