Companies Suck Up Our Digital Information. Are We Adequately Preparing Students?

Create an account!  Sign in with your Amazon account!  Connect your Facebook account…. Twitter account… Google account… Every day we encounter websites that ask us to create or connect our digital accounts.  It is through these accounts that companies are able to provide “helpful” features, such as personalized discounts, detailed suggestions, and optimized experiences.  Sometimes these new features are very helpful, but there is a trade-off being made in providing this type of data about ourselves.  We lose our privacy, we become more susceptible to identity theft, and we risk losing control over… Read More

We All Have One. What Is Your Digital Stamp?

We all have one whether we want to or not.  One’s digital stamp, a term coined by Erik Qualman, is the sum total of everything about you in the digital domain.  One’s digital stamp, sometimes referred to as one’s digital identity, is a key concept that we all must be aware of when we interact online.  It is also a particularly salient concept for the rising generation of emerging adults.  So what is a digital stamp?  One’s digital stamp consists of three components: