Another Reminder That the Internet is a Public Place

I continue to be amazed (although I know I should not be) by the number of times we read or hear about some inappropriate photo posted on Facebook or MySpace, and the impact that the photo has on somebody’s employment.

I have previously written that the Internet is a public place, but today we got another reminder.  President-elect Obama’s chief speechwriter had a few embarassing pictures on his Facebook site for only two hours, which still was long enough for them to be viewed and distributed.

The pictures showed the speechwriter, Favreau, with a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton, Obama’s soon-to-be Secretary of State.  It is likely that the emergence of the photos will have at least some impact on this young man’s employment.

Kids, please remember – the Internet is a public place.

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