S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen


Dear LJ Users and other people with weblogs,

I wasn't really trying to scare several of you into seriously considering friendslocking all your posts when I posted the audience question!

I think it's very important that you all know that public posts can be cached by search engines for years to come, and that there's a chance that the Internet Archive will permanently cache a random and rare selection of your posts. It's important that once every blue moon you put your name into a search engine and see what the world can find out about you. Be aware that if your real name, your email address alias, or any of your common nicknames and personal details are attached to your LJ or you write about them, then those things too can end up indexed by search engines.

But as long as you go into this with open eyes and consciously make the decision to post whatever you like online, then that's what matters. After all, there are a great many of you I never could have found to have the pleasure of reading your journals if you made ALL your posts friendslocked!

  • One more Eurovision song

    I finally bought the album for this year's Eurovision. I listened to it on random today while sorting papers. Much to my surprise, a song came on…

  • Eurovision Entries 2017

    This year's Eurovision song contest features a ridiculously large number of videos with very gloomy visuals, some justified, some not. Over half were…

  • The start of goodbye

    I wrote this for a four-year-old, trying to minimize the amount of challenging vocabulary incorporated. Perhaps someone else out there would like…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.