Awareness of digital footprint management in the new media amongst youth

Tengku Siti Meriam Tengku Wook, and Hazura Mohamed, and Siti Fadzilah Mat Noor, and Zurina Muda, and Intan Yusrina Zairon, (2019) Awareness of digital footprint management in the new media amongst youth. Jurnal Komunikasi ; Malaysian Journal of Communication, 35 (3). pp. 407-421. ISSN 0128-1496


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The industrial revolution creates a new era where everything can be accessed via the Internet. However, despite all the advantages, the new era of technology comes with disadvantages as well. Studies have shown that the youth category is the group that is a synonym to technology. Most of the youth nowadays enjoy using the features but lacked the information on the footprint of their Internet browsing history. When individuals engaged with the Internet, they generated a complex trail of these digital footprints that may include their various presentation of self, based on social profiles and comments, traces of their activities, interest, interaction and anything else they choose to share online. However, the extent to which netizens are aware that they are creating these tracks and traces and have some ability to manipulate and control them is unclear at present. Thus, the objective of this paper is to identify the level of awareness among youth about the digital footprint. The research started with a structured survey distributed to respondents as a data collection requirement for analysis. A quantitative research method is employed in this research. Survey was conducted to the three main areas namely urban, suburban and rural as a sample of the population. Results were presented in the form of description analysis with respondents demographic and perception of respondents based on digital footprint awareness.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Industrial revolution; Digital; Footprint; Awareness, Youth; Technology
Journal:Jurnal Komunikasi ; Malaysian Journal of Communication
ID Code:13501
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:08 Oct 2019 03:41
Last Modified:09 Oct 2019 21:11

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