So You've Been Publicly Shamed
For the past three years, Jon Ronson has traveled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us, people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly or made a mistake at work. Once the transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles... show more
For the past three years, Jon Ronson has traveled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us, people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly or made a mistake at work. Once the transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know, they're being tor
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
I really enjoyed this book and it left me with lots to think about. It deals with public shaming both online and elsewhere. His sympathies are not necessarily mine but it does make you stop and think about mob mentality and the damage it can have on its victim. This was a good start to my reading y...
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Ronson looks at several recent cases in which people were publicly shamed on the internet, sometimes for serious offenses and sometimes for making an offensive remark. At first Ronson is enthusiastic about internet shaming as a tool for justice in the hands of the masses, but as he gets to know some...