Calculate Your "Digital Footprint" with a new Tool from EMC
EMC released their findings regarding the digital universe in a publication entitled "The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe." Some of the research focused on mind-blowing figures - like the 281 billion GB size of the digital universe or the predicted size of the digital universe by 2011, nearly 1.8 zettabytes (1,800 exabytes). However, what really peaked our interest was information provided on your "Digital Shadow," that is, all the digital information generated about an average person on a daily basis.
You may already be familiar with the term "digital footprint," which you probably take to mean your online data trail. If asked to describe what would comprise this "footprint," likely responses would include things like your social network profiles, your web site or blog, your photos shared on an online service, videos you uploaded to YouTube, perhaps even mentions of you in the local paper or your school's web site. You may even go so far as to include information about you or your businesses that are public record.
Certainly those things are contributing factors to your digitally encoded self, however, this recent EMC-sponsored study discovered that your digital footprint includes far more than just the data related to individual actions.
Check out this tool.
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