BeeDeeDubbleU - 1:23 pm on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
Unfortunately there is a lot of truth in this. Employment agencies and HR people have been using the Internet for some time to screen candidates for jobs. This will occur more and more as time goes by.
Young people often paint a poor picture of themselves by writing nonsense (often obscene nonsense) on forums and social networking sites without realising the future implications of this. In the past most of us have said things online that we now regret. I certainly have but then I will never again be looking for a job. ;)
If he is sympathetic what Mr Schmidt (and FB, etc.) should be doing is developing ways for people to retrospectively remove personal information about themselves from the Internet if they choose but that's not going to happen or is it?