Monday, 3 October 2011

My Digital Footprint

For the most part I'm rather proud of what comes up when search myself online. None of the facebook or twitter results are me. My flickr profile shows up, so people can see pictures of my travels. If I keep scrolling down my placement in a high school Canadian Association of Physicists exam shows up (17th in Canada, woot woot!).

However, there is one area that gives me concern. In high school I read a lot of fantasy novels, I still do I guess, but I combined my love of this genre with my love to draw and created an account on elfwood, a sci-fi/fantasy fan art site. My profile is still there as are my pictures. While nothing of mine on this site is inappropriate, I do find it somewhat embarrassing. Looking back at these pictures I no longer consider them the height of my artistic achievement.

There doesn't seem to be a way to change this though, as the email I used to create my account no longer exists so I can't reset my password and the forum to contact the site moderators is down and under construction. I guess I'll just have to live with a little embarrassment in my digital footprint, knowing it's much better than having to scour and remove inappropriate content.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Tyler - it is all about growth - don't be embarrassed because your early work was not 'professional'.