This cartoon depicts the Past and Present and how the existence of the internet has changed how mistakes can often come back to haunt you. I’m not a frequent user of social networking content, but it’s easy to recall dumb things people say or do, that seem to linger on the web. Famous individuals probably get the brunt of it, as many people seem to have minor obsessions with celebrities.
My immediate reaction to this strip’s theme is a sense of disconnection. I grew up with an understanding that the internet was a massive encyclopedia, and that the ability to communicate with other users was solely meant to pass along that information. For that reason, the many social “communities” on the web are not something I spend time developing.