How Social Media Shaming Leads to Careful Reputation Management

As more people carefully cultivate their reputations online, the internet becomes less about free expression and more about keeping up bland appearances.


We’ve seen the impact of mob mentality on social media frequently across the major networks. There must be justice — or at least the appearance of justice — and the hounding of the mob can cost people their jobs and their reputations for life. Author Jon Ronson followed one internet-shamed user through the process of rebuilding a reputation online.

Lindsey Stone, a caregiver with LIFE (Living Independently Forever), posted pictures to her social pages wherein she disobeyed signs.

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