In our completely mediatized and always on society, there are no throwaway comments anymore.
Take for example the one in the picture:
Theranos has been defunct for four years now, but their HQ’s address is still featured on Google Maps. What’s even more eerie, is that the comments are still there.
On the Internet, it is extremely difficult to “unring the bell”, everything is tracked, and even when you delete things they surface up again. Skeptic? Check out The Way Back Machine, where you can plug in any website’s address and get a snapshot of what used to be. Even for an insignificant website as mine, or for a giant like LinkedIn back in 2005.
If you think you’ll regret it, don’t say it. You may end up with your name attached to something you cannot be proud anymore.