Thanks for the heads up, Business Insider — there is a god! And he is finally revealing the gift of digital retraction. How many times, may I ask, have you accidentally sent an e-mail to someone you didn’t mean to or worse…sent one with every intention of shipping it off only to realize once it’s been sent that you were temporarily experiencing a terrible bout of horrific judgement.
You never should have told your high school boyfriend that every time you see baby carrots in a supermarket, you think about him and his. That was a stupid idea. Take it back. Take it back. Take it back? But how can you? How can I? How can anyone on this crazy, legendary platform and way of living that we call the Internet? You know, for an entity that has really obliterated that which we rendered normal, revolutionary even, until some ten years ago, it’s a wonder no one save for AOL has mastered or popularized the power of an “unsend” button.
Even as outlined in this brief tutorial from Business Insider, your grace period is a mere thirty seconds before the rules of cyber travel can no longer bend and you’re left to collect the pieces of your blunder. Still, half a minute is better than no mili-minutes, so, the details wait for you right this way.