So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
directed by Jon Ronson
After Monica Lewinsky’s talk, I went one step further into my interest about public shaming with the recently published and pop-friendly book by Ronson.
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a captivating read, but not only. Ronson goes on a quest of finding the people who, in recent years, have seen their lives destroyed by thousands of anonymous and angered people on the Internet, for good or bad reasons. He questions why we behave that way, and what is our responsibility as human, when we are online, now that the dream of Social Justice by the People has shifted more than once to mass hysteria from anonymous trolls. If you’d like to have a sneak peek at what’s in that book, I recommend you to read this article, How One Stupid Tweet Ruined Justine Sacco’s Life, that Ronson published in the New York Times a few months ago, and that is a perfect snapshot of the book’s narrative.
One last note: if you have trouble having faith in mankind, maybe skip this one for now.
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed was selected in the Monthly Creative Menu #16, which was emailed in May 2015.
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