Reader birdsflyinghigh posted the following observation in our new GeekSugar Q and A group:
On my way to work, I read the New York Times from my iPhone like I do many a morning. This morning I was simply astonished by an article about companies cleaning up online reputations, and that they want to possibly establish a online reputation bankruptcy where a person would be able to wipe the slate clean every ten years, similar to credit bankruptcy that allows the person to start over or restrict employers from doing an Internet search on possible candidates. For me personally, I think both of these ideas seem a little absurd and reactionary. It seems to me that people should learn that the Internet is forever and post cautiously. While I am sure Internet clean up reputation companies will be popping out of the wood work in the future, I wonder if that is really the best answer. What are your thoughts?
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