Quote of the Day

“One of the paradoxes of the digital age is that the boundless freedoms
of the Internet also constrain our identity. Before the ubiquity of
search engines you could go on a date or a job interview and construct
a narrative about your life that fit the situation. No one in your book
group had to know that you were a punk-rocker in high school. But it’s
much harder to package yourself in the Google era. Online, your digital
identity often comes down to the top 10 links on your SERP, or
search-engine results page.”

–WSJ reporter and author Julia Angwin, writing about how she gave her Google Juice ID a makeover.