Managing Your Digital Identity


Digital Tattoo Project (University of British Columbia)
The goal of the Digital Tattoo project is to raise questions, provide examples and links to resources to encourage you to think about your presence online, navigate the issues involved in forming and re-forming your digital identity and learn about your rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen. It’s really just all about making informed decisions and your own decisions.

Digital Identity Health Check for Academics (PDF) via Piirus

Couros, Alec. "Would The Real ‘Alec Couros’ Please Stand Up?" Open Thinking. N.p., 03 Apr. 2014. Web. 19 Oct. 2016.
Arruda, William. "Five Steps to a Squeaky-Clean Online Identity." Expert Career Advice. N.p., 08 Aug. 2016. Web. 19 Oct. 2016.
Schryver, Kelly. "Who Are You Online? Considering Issues of Web Identity." The New York Times. N.p., 05 Feb. 2013. Web. 05 Jan. 2017.

Username & Profile


Terms of Service


Fordham IT Security Office

Privacy & Encryption

Additional Resource


Social Networking

Conversation Prism (Infographic)
The 10 Elements of a Successful Social Media Profile
5 Ways to Share Your Social Media Identity



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Academic Networks

VC backed/commercial:, Mendeley (Elsevier), ResearchGate
Non-Commercial Pre-Print Server: arXiv and bioRxiv
Subject Based Repository: PubMed Central



Example Portfolios