Most hiking or recreational trails have a sign that says “Leave no trace,” (BC Parks website, 2020). If I had my choice, leaving no trace would be my digital presence.
In mapping my residential-visitor digital presence, my digital presence map (White, 2020) was not a surprise. I am clearly a visitor in both the personal and institutional domains. Work and school require a begrudging degree of being a resident or leaving a digital trace. Even with minimal social media applications, such as Facebook, I consider myself much more of a visitor than a resident.
My digital presence that leaves the greatest trace is very new, and admittedly moving me out of my comfort zone: this WordPress blog. One of the reasons I wanted to do this master’s program was to challenge myself in expanding my use of technology, including a digital presence.
It scares me, but I will take this as an opportunity for growth.
BC Parks website. (2020, April 23). BC Parks: Know before you go: http://bcparks.ca/explore/notrace.html
White, D. (2020, April 23). Just the mapping. Youtube: https://youtu.be/MSK1Iw1XtwQ
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