It’s easy to post something to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ and never think about it again.
Though you may have forgotten about that message you wrote to Pasquelena Weems back in highschool, the internet didn’t.
By participating in social media, you are agreeing to have your personal information on the internet for anyone to see. Privacy settings only go so far.
I Googled my name today. Here are some of the weird things I came across.
- A comment I wrote in response to an article by my college newspaper: 11:28 p.m. on April 24, 2008 Sarie Drake said, GET IT GURL!
- The script to The Price is Right episode 4693K
- An attendance list from a church retreat on March 17 – 19, 2006
- A Facebook comment in response to an event: Sarie Drake. OMG I WISHHHHHHHH. May 1, 2010 at 10:43am
- A forum on Indonesian tennis
Okay so perhaps that last one was about a
cooler different Sarie Drake. Still.
By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through Google services which are intended to be available to the members of the public, you grant Google a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, modify, publish and distribute such Content on Google services for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting Google services.
Twitter updated its Terms of Service earlier this year to give ownership rights to the content creators. This is only because of the outrage accrued when Twitter announced its evil plan to retain ownership of all TwitPic photos.
Before you post something online, remember: The internet is forever. Social media is here to stay. Drugs are for weenies.