Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

This week has been utterly terrible for finding the time to review the books I’m squeezing in around a hectic schedule. So, again, a few days after the event…

“A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land.”

Jon Ronson once publicly won an online battle against some people who had created a spambot for him, and since has gone on to explore the nature of being publicly shamed. He travels all over to talk to people at the receiving end of the internet’s fury after a poorly considered joke or post, and the impact it has on their lives.

From trying to be unashamed in life, to those who can erase your mistakes on Google, it’s a fascinating look behind the lives of many you’ll know for one fleeting tweet that changed their lives forever, but that you’d never thought about since. It’s just an interesting book, looking at something everyone has witnessed, many may have taken part in, but few remembered beyond the hour it occurred. Social media, eh?


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