Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is an important thing to consider especially in light of the new bill allowing the government and service providers to view and sell your browsing history. I think it is important to be aware of what makes up your digital footprint, and try to confine it to what you want to define you; however, I also understand the urge to google random things that pop up in conversation or on TV and so on. It is hard to balance what I want my professional self to look like, and my curiosity for what meth is made of what watching Breaking Bad.

Teaching the younger generations about this topic is a tricky business. Especially for places like my home town where the internet has still not quite caught on in the classroom. This is because the older generation does not rely on technology, and in the slow moving climate of the deep South, this might take years to change. I think we should create online educational systems that pop up on facebook and snapchat and social media so that kids who do not get these lessons in school can glean something about their digital citizenship.

Moving forward, I am extremely paranoid about my digital footprint. With the government and who knows who else accessing my history I worry, Will the brief history of LSD I gave my roommate from Google come back to bite me? Is it possible that my research on communism will keep me from getting a job? Will my exploration of ISIS get me on the no fly list? Or, will all these trivial things be ignored? I anxiously await the answer.


Defensive Contract

My group did not stick to our contract as well as expected; however, all changes made resulted in a great final product that I would not change. Our original plan of the site included three pages on social justice instead of two, but after making the pages, I felt that it would be best to combing two of these pages. By doing this, I made these pages more ascetically pleasing. I also made this change because there was less information on both topics available than I had originally imagined.

Another change that was made was our website theme. We toyed with this a lot after making our contract because while we originally imagined the 2016 theme to be fine, we later found that this theme did not do everything we wanted it to. The main issue we had was the menu which gave us a run for our money, but by changing the theme, we were able to create a great looking and easy to navigate menu for our site.

Another change we have made to our contract was our due dates. Unfortunately, we were not able to stay quite on top of our deadlines for various reasons. Our site was not finished when we had originally planned because Rev. Mark Ward took a while to get back to us with the documents we needed. He also changed our direction a tad with his suggested focus on Amendment One. Life also got in the way of our deadlines forcing us to use a little more time to create our site.

As stated, we did not stay on top of our contract, but that might not be a bad thing. Our site is well-done and looks great, and that is what truly matters!