My friend and blogging mentor has a recent post concerning putting life online. Kuffs says, “Okay, look. There are plenty of photographs from 20-some years ago that show my college self doing stupid things, most of which involve beer. It’s called being young and foolish, something which most of us are during those years. Maybe, just maybe, as these 20-something Facebookers become bosses and hiring managers and whatnot over time, there will be less of a stigma associated with having one’s young-and-foolishness being noticed on the web, since by then we’ll all live in glass houses and the standard response will be to shrug and say “hey, I was young once, too”. I think the world will be a better place when that happens.”
But, what I taught/teach my kiddos, anything you put out there on the nets, you can’t get back, and may haunt you f-o-r-e-v-e-r! Stay wise, have character, live up to your potential. Your personal self is also your professional self, keep that in mind! Even emails can come back to haunt you. It’s good to teach young people early about netiquette, ethics, and how this forms you and makes who you are…well, who you are. It’s all about leadership, moral action, good character.
I’m sorry, but Kuff, gotta disagree with you a bit here.