Reflect on your own digital identity as a teacher in light of today’s lecture.
Through the years that social media has gotten bigger and bigger and the expansion of the web. I have never really thought of my own digital identity. I always knew that ones digital identity was somewhat important considering all the warning my parents gave me growing up; making sure I don't put anything up on the web that I would regret later on in life. So I always kept that in mind when uploading pictures for example on facebook or instagram. I have never seriously looked myself up prior to this class. Never really saw the point in it. But today I did look myself up. To see if there was any horrifying pictures of me or interesting information.
Once I looked myself up I noticed that there are 40,300,000 results for Noah Smith on the internet. I wondered if I would be able to find any information about me at all on the internet. Since Noah is a very common first name and Smith is a very common surname I did not have that much hope.
There are some University professionals with the same name as me. One activist with a large twitter following (almost 70k followers). No murders that I found, no Noah Smith has done anything particularly shameful. But there was also no of me. It wasn't until I eventually refined my search that I was able to find my facebook.