5 Properties of Public Life: Persistence, Invisible Audience, Searchability, Replicability, Scalability. (via @donbuckley)

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).

Persistence
Once you post something online, it’s impossible to remove it.

 Invisible Audience
When you post something publicly, you have no control (and potentially no information) about who is viewing that information.

Searchability
As search engines become more sophisticated, it just gets easier and easier to locate information.

Replicability
This is about how easy it is to copy and paste anything from the web.

Scalability
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:

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