When it comes to protecting your reputation on the web, sometimes the best offense is a great defense.
That's why we may all need the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine. Congressman Wiener needed it...
In a nutshell, the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine is a service that helps users tired of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, to "commit suicide in social networks," by automatically "removing their private content and friend relationships," (but without deleting or deactivating their accounts).
Let them explain it - in this somewhat tongue in cheek video:
This is my aside for Gen Y:
Do you remember the inanities you posted on your Facebook during high school? During college?
Before you enter the job market, especially one that sucks as much as this one, sign up for your suicide.
For you, it isn't optional.