Your Digital Tattoos

You've heard the term "digital footprint?" A digital footprint is the data trace or trail left by someone's activity in a digital environment.

You interact with your mobile phone, the Internet, mobile web and other digital devices and sensors and you leave invisible footprints behind - data on what you have done, where you have been, how long you stayed, maybe even where you are physically located and what your friends think about your travels.

Now, I have heard a new term: "digital tattoo." Maybe it's another footprint, maybe it's something new. But, like getting inked, it's worth giving some thought before proceeding.

You leave a permanent mark in cyberspace whenever you post, publish, or comment. It's like a tattoo because it is difficult to remove (maybe impossible) it's going to be there long after that impulse that made you do it.

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