Tuesday, October 09, 2012
So, your CEO gets a little tipsy one night and is pulled over for DUI. Suddenly his mug shot is all over the internet. Try as you might, you can't get it off all the sites that are carrying it. That is the subject of this story. The internet has turned into public shaming and mockery of those who have erred, and there is little they can do about it. Yes, there are services that for a fee will attempt to remove your picture or push it down in search results, but they can do only so much. A public figure like a CEO will have a much harder time getting his photo off of hundreds of sites that carry it. Some might take it down when they are paid enough. Others who feel righteous might not. Add the mug shot to PR challenges of the internet age.