So You've Been Publicly Shamed
by Jon Ronson
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For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled 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 their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control. Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.

Random Walk's Review

Random WalkRandom Walk wrote a review
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Spoiler Alert
"The justice system in the West has a lot of problems," Poe said, "but at least there are rules . You have basic rights as the accused. You have your day in court. You don't have any rights when you're accused on the Internet. ANd the consequences are worse. It's worldwide forever."

"A snowflake never feels responsible for the avalanche."

""The tech-utopians like the people in the Wired present this as a new kind of democracy. It isn't. It's the opposite. It locks people off in the world they started with and prevents them from finding out anything different. They got trapped in the system of feedback reinforcement. The idea that there is another world of other people who have other ideas is marginalised in our lives."

I know a foolish misbehaviour can be disastrous. I just don't know it could be that disastrous. Justine Sacco is a good example. Is her tweet racist? Is Hank's whisper too annoying for Adria Richards? Maybe I am not sensitive enough but i can hardly feel it. Think twice before you post!
Random WalkRandom Walk wrote a review
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Spoiler Alert
"The justice system in the West has a lot of problems," Poe said, "but at least there are rules . You have basic rights as the accused. You have your day in court. You don't have any rights when you're accused on the Internet. ANd the consequences are worse. It's worldwide forever."

"A snowflake never feels responsible for the avalanche."

""The tech-utopians like the people in the Wired present this as a new kind of democracy. It isn't. It's the opposite. It locks people off in the world they started with and prevents them from finding out anything different. They got trapped in the system of feedback reinforcement. The idea that there is another world of other people who have other ideas is marginalised in our lives."

I know a foolish misbehaviour can be disastrous. I just don't know it could be that disastrous. Justine Sacco is a good example. Is her tweet racist? Is Hank's whisper too annoying for Adria Richards? Maybe I am not sensitive enough but i can hardly feel it. Think twice before you post!