Digital Self is just one aspect of your digital footprint

Personally I define a digital footprint to be a blend of three bodies of information......

  1. Information and data that you create about yourself - You have total control over this right up to the point you put into on the Internet.  This body of data you could consider as you *digital self*

  1. Information and data that others create about you - You have no control over this other than protections offered by law and regulation.

  1. Information and data that comes from your and other interactions with you and your data. - You probably don't even know it exists and if you could see it, it would not make any sense.

This WSJ article is about "everything that the Internet knows about me "  or more accuratly, what you have told it. Well worth a skim

Here is a good video to get you thinking