Your online presence is being tracked. Constantly. Nothing you do online is truly private. I knew that was the case going into this project, but I was not aware of the full extent of it; EVERYTHING is tracked. I found the information we got this week to be very interesting, and I enjoyed learning about it. I even kind of liked answering the questions on the big document that everyone wrote on at the same time. I liked taking sides and asking questions. I didn’t like having to write a persuasive essay at the end of the week. I actually didn’t get to finish it yet. I was sick, and was not in class on Friday. I am pretty behind on a lot of things because I’ve missed quite a bit of school lately. I’m working on catching up though.
The question of whether or not the government should be involved in protecting citizens from trackers seemed to be the central question this week. I don’t think that they should, one reason being funding. I found an article that was pretty interesting, but it’s not really related to this topic, but also it kind of is. Here is the link. I think there is a lot of opinion pieces on topics like this, but not a whole lot of cold hard fact. I’m reserving my judgement until further research.
As I can’t really comment on an essay I have not yet written, I’m not sure what else to say. I struggled with the rough draft, and it was not very good at all. It takes me a while to figure out how to write things sometimes, but that’s okay because I usually figure it out in the end. I’m looking forward to starting the This I Believe project, and I hope it ends up being as cool as I’m imagining it to be.