Keeping tabs.

Though some might claim that a plethora of information can give rise to a sense of indifference toward our own contributions, the opposite may be the case. My own experience here may not be characteristic of the general population, but in the educational sphere I've observed a greater attachment, and a greater concern, among users toward maintaining their individual contributions to public forums. A decade ago, many people viewed online forums as pleasant playgrounds for the exchange of ideas, but hardly much more than that. These educators contributed their thoughts and comments to these forums and promptly forgot about having done so. Today however, perhaps with the developing understanding that it's extremely difficult to completely lose digital information, but perhaps simply because we've learned to relate to the digital as a legitimate aspect of our lives, contributors to these forums want either to save their contributions on their own hard drives, or at least have quick and accurate access to them.

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