Today, I watched Don Buckley (@donbuckley) deliver his “5 Properties of Public Life” talk to an 8th grade class. These tenets are: persistence, invisible audience, searchability, replicability, scalability. Don, my boss, is a modern day Renaissance Man and ranks among the coolest people I’ve ever met. You can see him in action at TEDxNYED, as he’ll be co-hosting with Sylvia Martinez (@smartinez).
Once you post something online, it’s impossible to remove it.
When you post something publicly, you have no control (and potentially no information) about who is viewing that information.
As search engines become more sophisticated, it just gets easier and easier to locate information.
This is about how easy it is to copy and paste anything from the web.
The impact of posted information is so much bigger these days. Consider the hideous example of Rutgers Freshman Tyler Clementi.
While neither gender-neutral nor asexual, we also like to show these “Think Before You Post” videos: