I can’t believe I have to say this. You all must know this. And yet, everyday I see people post stuff on social media that they regret.
They retract. Delete. Apologize. But the internet remembers.
Once you post that image, update your status or make a comment, anywhere on the net, there is a record of it. On web history and sometimes, saved as a snapshot on someone’s phone.
You can try to take it back but the damage is already done. Your reputation is irrevocably changed. And not just in your close circle of friends but around the world.
Others may or may not know that you have since removed what you shared. They may not even see your apology. Or maybe they have and just don’t believe you.
Either way, the effects of your words and images have lasting consequences.
Maybe you don’t care today. But one day you may. And then how will you feel?
Was it worth it?
Be mindful. Be courteous. Be nice.
The internet remembers.