Curating your own identity

Many people are writing on the impact of social media on so many fronts.  I have blogged here about how I try to control my digital imprint.

As a librarian I am fascinated by how useful our websites, blogs, facebook, tumblrs and twitter accounts will be useful in 200 years times as primary documents.

Future researchers will have a direct line to the voice of the people.  The  National Library is already collecting ‘dead’ websites such as the Sydney Olympics.  But who in fact controls our accounts, have we given over to Google, Facebook etc.  Will they own our digital imprint in a world where online retailers ensure that we do not own our digital product?

I like the thought that my website may be a source of veritable fascination for a historian or archivist.

Who has read The Book of Dave and not dreamed ….

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