Digital Technology Map: V & R

Mapping out my digital activity was a bit of an eye-opener. Google is ubiquitous. If I’m curious about something I Google it (I certainly don’t “Bing” it). I included a separate section specifically for “searching” outside of Google because I search information in nearly every program or app but I’m also a creator of content using a variety of Google products. My social media presence tends to be more heavily concentrated on personal use, and depending on the platform, it will vary on the visitor/resident spectrum. This probably has more to do with my demographic and where I’ll find my social groups than the capability of the platform or my ability to use the platform. In building this tension pair I started by looking at my phone. My Google Pixel phone prompts me with the most used apps when I unlock it. Of the top 5 showing, 3 of them were tools I use to connect with others (messenger apps and Facebook) and the remaining two are search tools (Google Chrome and YouTube). The most eye-opening revelation was that the personal and professional lines are increasingly becoming blurred.

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