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I Wrote That?

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While my behavior in high school and college has been nothing short of exemplary, I can see the dilemma for some as more and more old school newspaper archives appear online.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

As the papers have begun digitizing their back issues, their Web sites have become the latest front in the battle over online identities. Youthful activities that once would have disappeared into the recesses of a campus library are now preserved on the public record, to be viewed with skeptical eyes by an adult world of colleagues and potential employers. Alumni now in that world are contacting newspapers with requests for redaction. For unlike Facebook profiles — that other notable source of young-adult embarrassment — the ability to remove or edit questionable content in these cases is out of the author’s hands.

[via Chronicle of Higher Education]

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Written by pandrewh

May 24, 2009 at 7:33 am

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    ryanboulanger

    June 10, 2009 at 1:01 am


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