You might be surprised by what is revealed in your public online footprint. The links below can give you some sense of that, though it won't be comprehensive. (If you are willing to spend a little money you can find much more.)
- Your identity
- Do a Web search of sites, images, and videos associated with your name.
- Do an Intelius search of your (or perhaps your parents') name and phone number. (Do not pay for any extra services.)
- Check out What every Browser knows about you
- Social networks
Reflect on what public information you were able to find about yourself: were you surprised, did you purposefully manage your exposure, what of your peers and friends?
(Please be mindful of your privacy in this assignment and do not share anything that weakens your privacy further, such as screenshots of your phone number.)