Why we need a web that forgets

For most of us, the things we post online aren't intended to be preserved for posterity: when we post a joke, laugh at the last episode of Luther or announce that we're drinking X in Y with Z, we don't imagine future generations will read it.

The internet's default setting is to record everything forever. Wouldn't it be great if it wasn't? Are we prepared for permanence?

This TechRadar post from 31 July 2014 asks just that - including quotes from my 2013 Econsultancy article.