Tweets and Punishment: Scapegoating Through Online Shame

In his book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Ronson (2015) describes and discusses public shamings, many of which happen on Twitter. He mentions a point made about a racist joke made on Twitter, and the intense shaming which followed. It was said that the shaming was so intense because the shaming of that person represented … Continue reading Tweets and Punishment: Scapegoating Through Online Shame

Interpreting Twitter: Why Clear Wording Matters

For a few months now, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a Twitter account. I don’t have much social media, but I thought Twitter might be fun for its use of announcements and observations or thoughts to add to a conversation. Incidentally, I’ve recently begun reading Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed … Continue reading Interpreting Twitter: Why Clear Wording Matters