Digital Citizenship is everybody’s mark online. It’s how you choose to represent yourself in the virtual world and everything that you are involved with; be it marketing, entertainment, and your connections. This is just the tip of the iceberg in defining what Digital Citizenship is, there is endless possibilities to which you can show who you are online. If you have an avatar on one of your favorite virtual connection sites, then that’s a form of your Digital Citizenship, if you have online stores where you sell used items or handmade objects, that is a form of Digital Citizenship, and even being on social media is a form of what Digital Citizenship is.
As we hear the term “Pay it Forward”, we can ask ourselves; “How does paying it forward connect with Digital Citizenship?”. As we connect online, we start to see how everyone chooses to represent themselves individually, and with this each person has a different passion and calling that they invest in. When we see a post about our friend’s business on their Facebook page and we share it, that’s a way that we can pay it forward in Digital Citizenship. Suggesting friends to new sites or groups is a way of how we pay it forward. Encouraging others to post their business online is definitely paying it forward. Online we can always encourage paying it forward with our Digital Citizenship, this is how we adapt towards the new era of business that we are currently apart of, The Social Era.