TED Talk by Jon Ronson online shaming
NY Times column by Ronson
An argument by Ryan Holiday that online shaming is a positive thing
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Listen to the TED Talk for gist to answer the following questions:
- What is a “mutual approval machine”?
- What do you think of these quotes:
This isn’t social justice. It’s a cathartic alternative.
The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people, but we’re now creating a surveillance society, where the smartest way to survive is to go back to being voiceless.
- What are some solutions to this problem?