24 April 2015

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson [2015]

I bought this on impulse as an audiobook (I have an audible.com account which I intermittently forget about).  It's an interesting account of 21st century 'shaming' through social media - particularly for someone like me who is not particularly engaged by social media.  I can't work out whether twitter is as important as Jon Ronson makes it out to be: however, what is fascinating is the increasing conformity of opinion he notes in users of twitter.  For some reason this reminded me of being an undergraduate, and sitting late at night with a group of people agreeing how right on we all were.

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