Short attention spans, trolling without consequence, not being able to sell a fucking record anymore - there are many reasons why we can, and do, bemoan the age of the internet.
Surely, however, the scariest aspect of living in today's times is the footprint we leave. Say something stupid at school? Fudge a potential fingering opportunity at a house party? Maybe you took a whack or a joke in the playground as a result, but beyond the fading memories of your own Year 10 Muntzes and Millhouses, there were no real consequences to your early teen actions. Fuck up online however? That shit's there forever, cached and ready to kick your ass when you least expect.
There are no better examples of this than fan forums. Remember the internet before Twitter or Facebook? The BD (Before DatPiff) days where downloading a Green Lantern mixtape involved staring into the cyber-Ceefax hell of mIRC chatrooms for hours on end, trying to navigate not-so-deep web's own Event Horizon for the sake of a fucking Lox freestyle? Remember when fan forums were, er, a thing?