The New York Times: Dealing With Online Reviews - "You Can't Take This Personally"


In early 2006, Michael Fertik was in Louisville, Ky., finishing a clerkship at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, when he noticed that people and companies were increasingly being pulled online without their consent, through cyberbullying and theft of personal data. We’re supposed to control our experience on the Internet, Mr. Fertik said he thought, “but instead we’ve become the objects of the Internet.”