Foreverism – Digital Data Lives on, Even When You Don’t

June 3, 2009

We’ve all heard the parental warnings – don’t write down anything you wouldn’t show a nun. But the days of digital digests are here, and in that facebookimpulsive teenage way, kids today often Facebook their feelings before thinking. That can lead to future calamities during job searches and the like. Digital data is unforgiving. And, as it turns out, unforgettable.

At the risk of sounding repetitive, foreverism is here to stay. According to the latest trendwatching.com report, foreverism can be defined as

the many ways that consumers and businesses are embracing conversations, relationships, and products that are never done. Driving its popularity is technology that allows them to find, follow, interact and collaborate forever with anyone & anything.

The ‘never done’ mentality lends to more flow, which can be a positive. The question is what do you place into that stream? Any non-nun-like enunciations may land you in trouble years down the road. Face that fact before your Facebook, and you’ll be just fine.

Do you feel like the Internet has redefined what time means to you? The notion of living on in digital form is an intriguing one, indeed.

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