In a list of pros and cons, the permanence of the internet is arguably one of its most loved and loathed traits. It can be nearly impossible to take back anything once published, and social networking sites are often tangled in a web of profiles that go on despite our mortality. The Facebook pages of deceased members, for example, sometimes serve as memorials for those who have passed. Legal service site Avvo faced a similar issue when it launched in 2007.
Annelise Schoups is a contributor at Rewind & Capture. With a degree in journalism, experience in public relations, and an education in travel, she is passionate about cultivating knowledge and storytelling.