So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Attacks so brutal and unforgiving that even an Oxford Rhodes Scholar loses his prestigious career. The methods through which twitter attacks and public shaming blogs highlight the mistakes of persons from across the globe is the new age punishment. Granted, shaming does contain a psychological impact which may influence one to transform their negative habits or character traits. Yet, there needs to be a threshold on how far the digital community may go when publicly abusing a wrongdoer.

The Internet of Things generates a conduit for exposing faults. We can expose crimes against humanity, corrupt governments, and fraudulent CEO behavior. But, why do we attack the small fish with the same ferociousness?  Is it noble? No. Does it help? No. Ronson, a digital-age abuser himself, struggles with the methods his universe uses to shame, humiliate, and destroy families through public shaming.

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