What happens online, stays online…forever! Kind of like the opposite of “What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas” (although I’m sure many people could attest that is not always the case). Many individuals, especially younger ones, may be the ones improperly posting their questionable pictures, opinions, articles, or emails. As a result of these actions, countless individuals have lost jobs, potential jobs, scholarships, relationships, court cases, investors…the list goes on and on. Although this category of damaged online reputation usually falls under the fault of the individual, it could have easily been avoided, and the long-term effects can at least be minimized if done correctly. It is situations like these that have also caused many legal repercussions for social media (Facebook, Google, etc) privacy settings for posts, advertising / application platforms, and claims of completely private or “disappearing” media (SnapChat for example). Keep in mind that anything that is posted online or by phone in any way could end up public.