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“Now the worst thing you’ve done is often the first thing everyone knows about you.”

"It’s often said that we live in a permissive era, one with infinite second chances. But the truth is that for a great many people, the permanent memory bank of the Web increasingly means there are no second chances — no opportunities to escape a scarlet letter in your digital past. Now the worst thing you’ve done is often the first thing everyone knows about you."

Jeffrey Rosen, NYT magazine.

 

 
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One Response to ““Now the worst thing you’ve done is often the first thing everyone knows about you.””

  1. Frances Madeson Says:

    And that’s exactly how we’re going to free ourselves en masse, Nigel. Nothing to lose = more, better risk-taking.

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