Q: What is Digital Hygiene?
A: Well, everyone is familiar with the concept of personal hygiene, right? You get up, take a shower, brush your teeth, brush your hair, etc. Most people have some sort of routine that serves as the foundation for their personal hygiene; In other words, its how you take care of your day-to-day personal health needs. Here’s a definition from the Wikipedia:
Hygiene refers to practices associated with ensuring good health and cleanliness. The scientific term “hygiene” refers to the maintenance of health and healthy living. The term appears in phrases such as personal hygiene, domestic hygiene, dental hygiene, and occupational hygiene and is frequently used in connection with public health. The term “hygiene” is derived from Hygieia, the Greek goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation. Hygiene is also a science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health. Also called hygienics.
Here’s another phrase in which hygiene is now used, “digital hygiene.” What I mean by that is the practices associated with maintaining a high level of health in your digital life.
Q: My digital life, what’s that?
A: Gone are the days of the pen and paper…well almost. We’re in the digital age now! Increasingly, more and more people are ditching their old low-tech methods of organizing information and are going high-tech. Portable devices such as smart phones, iPods, iPads, laptops, etc. are the daytimers and organizers of today. These devices and the data that they hold are your digital life! Synced to your home computer or somewhere out in the “cloud,” these devices are at the heart of your digital life and have requisite needs in order to function properly.
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