We are the first generation of ordinary individuals who will leave behind a multi-dimensional digital record of what we did, beginning when the net changed the world. You may not be aware of this every time you update Twitter or Facebook or add another blog post to your site. That doesn’t make it any less true however: the question is what are the implications of this?
You must read “Raiding Eternity” by Joel Johnson, a melancholy, insightful tale about the way the Internet amplifies individual human persistence more than ever before. If it’s not ‘us’ at least it is digital ripples of what we were.
(via daring fireball)