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Google CEO Eric Schmidt Advises You Change Your Name To Escape Online Shame

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Google CEO Eric Schmidt discussed the future of search, how newspapers will survive, and what’s next for Google.

As ReadWriteWeb highlighted, Schmidt also shared some surprisingly frank, eyebrow-raising opinions on privacy online and the lengths to which we will have to go to protect our reputations in what the New York Times called an age defined by “the impossibility of erasing your posted past and moving on.”

The Wall Street Journal’s Holman Jenkins writes in his interview with Eric Schmidt that the CEO “predicts, apparently seriously, that every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends’ social media sites.”

via Google CEO Eric Schmidt Advises You Change Your Name To Escape Online Shame.