cr: Donkey Hotey
Because I have been on social media for so long, ever since I was 12 years old, I believe that I have made a lot of mistakes along the way and that now that I am 19, I am trying to become more self-aware and restrictive with the information I share online. My first social platform was ‘Netlog’ (now ‘Twoo’) I mostly got an account because my bigger sister had one and I wanted it as well, because that is what young siblings do. After that I got into fan sites of various bands but this time I did not use my name or any real information, and I stuck with this for all websites I do not use for actual socialising now such as ‘Tumblr’, ‘Twitter’ (even though I should create a professional account soon) etc.
As a media and communication student, I started analyzing my behavior online much more and I realized that I have never been actually active on them, I only have a few pictures of Facebook, no vital information, everything is hidden from the public, but obviously with a little access to the database you can see it anyway.
If you search me on google only one picture will come up, my ‘Facebook’ profile, my blog, my posts for this blog, ‘Pinterest’ (it uses my real identity because I made the account through ‘Google +’), ‘Academia’ and my results for the Baccalaureate. Which is quite a lot, but nothing compared with a friend that found out that half of her life is on ‘Google’, creepy isn’t it?