Constructing personal profiles from digital from footprints

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Dr. Gulyás András
Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics

Nowadays the Internet has become a very integrated part of our lives. Admittedly it outgrew itself to the most important, dynamic data source. Thanks to web searchers the contents can be clearly analyzed, and they accord the part of the web fast and efficiently, which is important for us at the moment.

The content on the web is mostly created and edited by users and it is dynamically changing. In these days the Web 2.0 has integrated inseparably to the worldwide web and to our lives too. It is hard to imagine the online presence without uncountable social networks, portals, blogs and forums and online applications. The tools and technologies of Web 2.0 gave the opportunity to prevail a new principle: creating and editing content by users at times with high quality. Everyone adds something to the contents, which’s qualitative and quantitative criteria is defined just by them, ideally.

Information deputizes a high value in the digital world too. It is hard to believe, how unimaginable is the size of data which get onto the Internet by social tools. Caused by oftener presence we share more and more data about everything included ourselves. We increase the size of our digital footprint and we will be searchable and recognizable more and more easily.

My intention was to map the digital footprints of people, to collect personal information which can be used for building personal profiles. Through the gathering I drew attention to create databases, with which the real personality can stand out. I thought it is also indispensable to discover more sources at once and build a possible personality by using them, which can identify easily the subject of searching.

By the implementation of functional parts the simple expansion was also a determinative consideration. Beyond the designing of the modular structure I dealt with the creation of communication between subparts, with testing the correctness and efficiency of progress and with repairing the emerging failures.


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