Does your online history matter?

Do you agree with this?

“I just celebrated my ten-year blogging anniversary. I started blogging when I was 19, and before that, I regularly posted to public mailing lists, message boards, and Usenet. I grew up with this technology, and I’m part of the generation that should be embarrassed by what we posted. But I’m not—those posts are part of my past, part of who I am…..”

Read more of this posting from danah boyd. It is another and extremely interesting viewpoint on the issue of how our reputation could be influenced by our online activities, particularly when it refers to today’s teenagers and what they want to achieve tomorrow. Reading this I wonder if it is us, are we -my generation and older- just too inhibited by society norms… and the online social networking space is just throwing these to the wind! Maybe it’s a good thing?