|All of the above are actually about me - Source|
One one hand, I'm glad to lack an internet presence, because I don't have to worry about drunken regrets or vengeful friends wrecking havoc; on the other hand, I have to wonder if my near invisibility on the internet is detrimental. Articles such as this and this leave me wondering if I look suspicious or like a social deviant because people can't search me on Facebook. Personally, I think it's favorable to have less information online, because it limits the amount of stupidity that can be (correctly or incorrectly) traced back to you. As much as I love my friends and family, some of them are the driving force behind why I feel uncomfortable with my name and information plastered across the web. One small comment out of context or one friend who is a little too passionate about a particular issue and my career might be in jeopardy like this teacher from Wake County. Furthermore, it seems that the Internet often amplifies people's natural stupidity and drowns out reason, leading to numerous stories about teacher transgressions online.
Video courtesy of CNN on YouTube