Why do you think deleting an account reduces your digital footprint?

Somewhere out there, there is a copy of your data.  Once created and you have shared it  publicly  it will be there - somewhere outside of your control.  Just because you have removed it from your places, it doesn't mean that it has been removed from everywhere….. The only  truly  private place is what happens in your mind and never shared. Everything else is based on trust.

When Your Data Wanders to Places You've Never Been

By   NATASHA SINGER Source: The essence of this is article is that we don't know how or why something's happen in a digital world. Our data can go anywhere and is not in our control – nor is what others imply about us based on our data.  When it adds value we love it, when it does not we find it creepy

What does it mean to be employed when there is nothing called a job?

Tony Fish @My Digital Footprint How would you define work in a networked world?   This is an excellent piece by danah boyd This is a TED talk by Wingham Rowan on “A new kind of job market” exploring the new labour market  And here is Andrew McAfee on “What will future jobs look like?” The point of this is that Employment as a measure is about to be made redundant

#PIPsters (personal information players)

Research carried out among online gamers by  The Future Laboratory  for found that more than half would divulge personal information in return for a little something. 35% of people in the UK have already used a self-quantifying app or service to monitor their fitness levels, mental health, and sleep patterns. To download and read the full report see  here . Dubbed PIPsters (personal information players), this group of tech-savvy consumers are more than aware that their personal information is in great demand, and they are happy for it to be used as long as they get something in return. One person I have backed on Kickstarter is  Zannier who sold his  data on Kickstarter

Your online life, permanent as a tattoo

Not that I agree with this – but always good to have many views.

Growth from more data and more machines

As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson -- it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us … if we think of computers as our teammates. Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Robert Gordon.

Questions that I cannot see Personal Lockers addressing

If data is…. My transaction data. Data from any, all and every transaction – spending, investment, bills, gifts, selling and free – Environment Data.  Where you are, what your environment is like, wind speed, temperature, gas usage, petrol consumption – everything. ,  :   Quantified self . Sensor Data from Google Glass , Nike+ sportwatch , Zeo sleep manage , Omron blood pressure monitor , Accu-Check blood glucose meter ,  Fitbit Flex wristband , Sportline heart rate monitor , MoodScope log and 1,000’s of sport apps on your smartphone.  Should the data be in silo or under my control or both? Routes and Routine data.   All your geo data , Content Data.   All data about how you create, use, consume, generate, recommend, share, about you, generate for any and all types of media and content – too many to mention Medical data. You and your