Citing sources correctly and uniformly is vital to better communication and progress is the academic world. I don’t feel that all the different styles of citations are necessary, but that is a minor detail that is irrelevant – so long as the important information is being cited. I see citations like I see the experimental process in science, one must be able to understand what you’ve done, even if the next person reaches a different conclusion from you. It can be a pain to do sometimes, but properly citing sources is just one of those things you have to do.
I expect that my current digital identity will consist mainly of Facebook posts and photos. I have other social media set up like twitter and instagram, but I rarely use them and so expect those will be hard to find on google. I think the popularity of my name will also make my stuff even harder to find.
As expected, my google search results didn’t yield anything besides my Facebook profile. Even the profile was hidden on the 3rd page of google, as I share the same name of the current head of cyber security at the White House and also a guy who ate a bunch of bath salts and then ate his neighbors dog. I’m afraid I’ll never beat out those two for the top spot on our google search page.
I am indifferent to my current digital identity. I like that no one can easily find me, but I don’t have anything really on the web anyway.