Sep 092011
 September 9, 2011  Online

Conor Friedersdorf writes:

Say you’re a 26-year-old who just got hired as a middle school teacher. You love your new job. Your students are great. But what if they Google you and make it to the third page of results, where there’s a link to a sexually explicit column you wrote years ago for a now defunct Web magazine? Awkward. Maybe even a threat to your career. Alas, the erstwhile editor of the site won’t remove the piece. And even if he did it would live on — it’s hard to remove anything from the Internet.

In the future, I wonder if it’ll be common for people in situations like that to stop trying to scrub information from the Web, preferring to strategically add more content to the cloud as an elaborate diversion.

Read more on The Atlantic.

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