Archive viewpoints

How much of our online content and identity should we be able to archive?

I feel as though when it comes to archiving our online content, everything that was once able to be seen, should always be able to be seen. For instance, many people are told that they should “watch what they say online” because there are people who can find what you said, when you said it, and to who you said it, should the people searching want to. This is because posting things to the internet is pretty much forever.

Do you use any strategies now to archive or backup your online content? What are they?

I do not have any strategies to archive or backup my online content. The only thing is that I have managed to create a section of this website to allow visitors to view a few recent tweets from my twitter.

What should be done with our online content once we pass away? What is the purpose of an online memorial? Where should it be? Should be static or dynamic?

When it comes to online content, the only places where it becomes difficult to keep are personal domains, simply because they require one to pay a kind of “subscription fee” to not allow other people to use the same domain name. Otherwise social media seems to keep people’s accounts, and there are pages which commemorate those who have passed. Such an example is Facebook. I feel as though these work really well, and tend to be of a static nature.


Three questions

How do you present yourselves differently to different people (offline)? Admissions counselor/guidance counselor, teacher, a grandparent, a cousin, your parents, new roommate, job interview.

From what I have observed, I present myself the same with new people, modestly formal and overtime, regardless of who they are, and as I get to know them that drops to casual conversation.

What should your boss know about your personal life (offline)?

I believe that one’s boss should only know the pertinent aspects of their subordinate’s life. Such examples would be knowing smoking or non smoker, non, social, or heavy drinker, if the subordinate is married or not, etc. Other examples would be birthdays, children’s names, and partner’s name.

Which social media accounts would you share with a prospective employer? Why?

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, and in otherwise, all of them. This is because I have not used my Facebook in a long time, ergo there is nothing that could threaten my employment opportunity. I believe Twitter is not an issue because my tweets are harmless and my re-tweets are usually jokes from others. Instagram is where I will sometimes post an occasional picture of a view or meme that I like or find funny.