When a friend posted a photograph of charity worker Lindsey Stone on Facebook, she never dreamed she would lose her job and her reputation. Two years on, could she get her life back?
Someone called @jon_ronson was tweeting 20 times a day about his whirlwind of social engagements, soirées and friends. Jon was at war with a robot version of himself.
- Twitter and other public soapboxes allow for people’s reputations to be permanently disfigured or co-opted
- one vs many: the many win, despite the real accuracy of the statements
- nuance and context is lost
- outrage and shock win: and are profitable
- both by individuals seeking glory and group status
- and through clicks and advertising/attention based economy