In the new online world, everyone will have a smudge, wrote the Toronto Star April 16 in a story about getUnvarnished, a new social Web site that allows unflattering comments about its members to stand as written. Reviewers’ identities are kept anonymous so they can speak without fear of retribution.
But should Unvarnished be unsuccessful, other “reputational commentary” platforms will just take its place, Bailey says. “I don’t think this is a trend that’s going away,” Bailey says. “I think that one of the things that’s interesting...the legal system isn’t really equipped to deal with this sort of phenomenon, it’s playing catch-up with the technological changes.”
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