Stay Awhile; Stay Forever

It’s probably worthwhile to post a community service announcement here, following some internet searches and the dawning revelation on how seriously invasive this whole internet thing can become. It used to be that if your details were up on the net somewhere, unless someone – like a spammer – had jotted down your details, they were fleeting, and you could change it if you needed. Nowadays, sites like google (the search engine) and The Internet Archive keep copies of as much as they can get their hands on, so the implications of getting your details on the net are far-reaching. Tip: don’t put anything up on the net you don’t want future generations to see: it’s the digital equivalent of carving it on stone.

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