Former College Journalists Learning That Google Is Their Permanent Record
from the and-they-don't-like-it dept
We’ve discussed in the past how Google has become a version of the mythical permanent record that our teachers warned us about in school, but for some it’s becoming embarrassing. We’ve all heard the stories of folks who lost jobs or dates due to their social networking profiles, but what about what they wrote in their college newspaper? Apparently, professional journalists are so upset about the quality of their work from when they were in college, that they’re asking universities to take down their old writings, especially since it sometimes ranks better in Google than their modern work. Thankfully, most college papers are refusing to take down the content, but it is a reminder (once again) that everything you write can, and will, be used against you sooner or later.