The Internet Is Forever
When you post something on the Internet, it stays there. It is important to keep that in mind. Sometimes, in a moment of frustration, or anger, we put something into cyberspace that we later regret. You can’t take it back. It is archived, somewhere, forever.
Words, be they spoken or written, have lasting impacts.
Careers have been destroyed by the careless posting of comments in cyberspace. (Ask Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.) Once anyone posts a comment, sends an email, posts an article or a video, it no longer is theirs. It is in cyberspace; for good or bad.
Below are two examples of videos that were posted that the posters came to regret. They posted these videos themselves, and are now paying the price of public condemnation. They are not the only ones, of course, but serve as a warning to us all that we need to pause and consider before hitting the Send button. Is this what we want the world to see, be it now or ten years from now?
I have, on occasion, chosen to delete something I wrote, because I took the time to reconsider what I wrote and came to the conclusion that it wasn’t beneficial to me, or Oath Keepers, to publish it.
Keep it in mind, whenever to put something into cyberspace ….. it is forever.