Recommended Reading: The Web Means the End of Forgetting

It’s a few weeks old, but by no means is it irrelevant – the New York Times recently published a lengthy article regarding the ongoing debate and progression concerning what we forever leave in cyberspace and what will ultimately be deleted forever.  Keeping information around may be damaging to some, but informative for others.

On almost a weekly basis nowadays, we hear about someone who has been fired or denied a job or promotion because of their “online activities.”  Whether this be bad-mouthing their company or boss, complaining about being bored at work, or posting pictures of themselves at a keg party, the consequences of what we post and type are more serious than ever before, and the young and old are starting to care a lot about it.

Jeffrey Rosen’s piece is very informative, very well-written, and very long, so I would set aside a good half-hour to read the whole thing.  But read it – at some point in time, this subject will affect all of us.

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