Join Uptime to get the key ideas from

BOOK HACK

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

by Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

5 min
3 key insights
Visual, audio & text

So You've Been Publicly Shamed explains how public shaming can bring down websites, close businesses, and destroy careers, as well as exploring why it often suppresses ethical behavior, instead of encouraging it.

Get the app now

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

by Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

Overview

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase 'public shaming?' Maybe you think of the Middle Age common practice of shaming nonconformists on a public stage in front of the entire town. Maybe you think of personal experiences as a child, for example, with a particularly vicious teacher who shamed you in front of the entire class.

With the rise of online communities and social media, public shaming hasn't disappeared - it has morphed into something completely different. In Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly Shamed, you'll find out how far this humiliating practice can really go.

Today, we can be the victim of shame due to relatively small infractions. And what about the injustices that we feel powerless against, like the mega-corporation that exploits their employees? Can public shaming be an effective means to oppose such an outrage? Or is it simply a cruel practice used to silence others? Let's jump in to understand the strange mechanics of public shaming and online oppression?

Download the Uptime app to

Read or listen, with different modes
Adjust audio speed in the app
Bookmark to save titles for later
Share your favourite Hacks
Download

Download Uptime to get the key insights and actions from So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Get the app now

Favorite Quote

"The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the avalanche."

Jon Ronson

View the full hack with Uptime

google play store badge

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

If you buy this book we may receive a small commission for this purchase.

Buy this book on Amazon
© 2021 Uptime App LtdWe will receive a small commission from all purchases on Amazon