• Forgotten, America, Road, Sunny Day
    Random Thoughts

    Do I have the right to be forgotten?

    The internet is a sorting tool of information. It allows a quick search of individuals, but can easily distort or manipulate one’s viewpoint. I can feel Big Brother’s ever watchful eye as the vast amount of collectible information about me is synthesized through service providers, search engines and applications. How things are sorted reflects traffic paths. According to online ad network Chitika, the top listing on a Google search result will get 33% of search traffic. So what is popular gets sorted, but what happens if something is popular and you want it erased? Do I have the right to be forgotten? This right to be forgotten started with a…