Digital Footprints and Shadows

Digitally Vicarious
Feb 15 · 13 min read

Like it or not, everything we do in the virtual world we loosely call “The Internet” leaves a trace and no matter how hard we try, we cannot truly remove all evidence of our actions. Definitions vary, but a footprint (or Digital Footprint) is essentially the trace we leave as a result of our direct actions — browsing websites, downloading apps, streaming videos, subscribing to content, and using cloud email services such as Gmail.