Unit 3 – Task

I choose:

* We have shared a few examples of how information can be extracted from data (such as in your images). What are other ways humans can leave traces of information with the use of technologies?


An internet user could have hundreds of items form part of their digital footprint. Some of the ways in which users add to their digital footprint include:

Online shopping

  • Making purchases from e-commerce websites
  • Signing up for coupons or creating an account
  • Downloading and using shopping apps
  • Registering for brand newsletters

Online banking

  • Using a mobile banking app
  • Buying or selling stocks
  • Subscribing to financial publications and blogs
  • Opening a credit card account

Social media

  • Using social media on your computer or devices
  • Logging into other websites using your social media credentials
  • Connecting with friends and contacts
  • Sharing information, data, and photos with your connections
  • Joining a dating site or app

Reading the news

  • Subscribing to an online news source
  • Viewing articles on a news app
  • Signing up for a publication’s newsletter
  • Reposting articles and information you read

Health and fitness

  • Using fitness trackers
  • Using apps to receive healthcare
  • Registering your email address with a gym
  • Subscribing to health and fitness blogs

“Almost all online activities can contribute to your digital footprint. Image shows somebody holding their phone and credit card up in front of a computer screen with an online shopping window open.”


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