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InfernalFangirl  ·  2142 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you think is the closest thing to a modern-day witch hunt?

I read that awhile ago. Sacco is definitely one of the cases I think about in this context. (I hadn't noticed before that Sam Biddle was one of the people that pushed her into the limelight. With that in mind I will admit that I indulged in a bit of schadenfreude thinking of him dealing with the blowback of his "bring back bullying" tweet.)

It seems like it's so frequently a stupid joke among friends, but people don't realize that it just takes one person to take it beyond that list of friends to the shark tank.





MrObvious  ·  2141 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My first comment on Hubski, and it's to link to something you've probably heard of already: Jon Ronson's book "So You've Been Publicly Shamed".

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/15/publicly-shamed-jon-ronson-is-shame-necessary-jennifer-jacquet-review-think-before-you-tweet

The guy meets and speaks with Justine Sacco, as well as the people involved in Donglegate a few years ago, among others. Some really interesting stuff in there.

InfernalFangirl  ·  2141 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hadn't seen that but it was an interesting read. Thanks for sharing!