If being a kind, overall better human being isn’t motivation enough to use nice words, just remember, the internet doesn’t forget. Everything, yes everything, you do online is being tracked, recorded, and filed. Content you publish online, stays online. Forever. Use your words wisely because the internet never forgets. Future employers will do a search of your name and you may be really regretting posting those photos of you wearing a tinfoil hat upside down in a tree house (yeah, we won’t ask about that either). In this way, your digital footprint is more permanent and fragile BECAUSE the internet never forgets and content lives forever. In your real life, your missteps and slip-ups may go unheard or unnoticed. Don’t fool yourself. When you are online, you are being watched my many eyes.