The lesson in this post isn't reserved solely for Twitter users but that platform provides a tangible example of why all of us should think carefully and strategically about what we post on the Internet.

Around this time last year, the entire Twitter archive was acquired by the U.S. Library of Congress. That's every single tweet by any user on the Twitter platform going back to 2006. These tweets will be archived by the Library of Congress and will be accessed by historians to research and come to conclusions about our society.

It's a bit scary to think that those tweets will live on, never to be erased as they have become part of the historical record. Do you concern yourself with this kind of thing, or do you just tweet without worry? I'd be interested to hear your perspective.

Andrew VanderPloeg Guest Blogger, Consultant

Andrew served at Bark for over 20 years before recently taking over the role of Vice President of Marketing & Communications at ShareWord, one of our favorite organizations.