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So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed


Sometimes it’s hard to make sense of the collective public outrages made so visible by social media. Jon Ronson follows a few “recipients of famous public shamings” and sheds light on the merciless circle of public shame that social media enables. He also provides an implicating understanding of a cyber-bully, and argues that shaming is a form of social normalizing. Twitter activities have mystifying consequences on the lives of even non-public persons, and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed delves, with empathy and humor, into the meaning of the renaissance in public shaming.


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