Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ten top books about the dangers of the web

Helen FitzGerald's latest novel is Viral. One of her ten top books about the dangers of the web, as shared at the Guardian:
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Accessible, entertaining, educational and frightening, Jon Ronson takes a look at some of the people whose lives have been torn to pieces by online shaming, examining who has survived this, and why. We have always punished people with shame, he argues, but now we have a new system of justice and a new way of dishing out punishment. This online sentencing is immediate, severe, destructive, irreversible and neverending. And it’s served by us: by me, and by you.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue