It's not often I finish a book and say out loud, "Well, that was depressing". Though absolutely entertaining and enjoyable, the book left me thinking how much our penitentiary system (yes, that's not a typo, shaming is at the core of how we're punished) fails us as individuals and society, as well as how easy … Continue reading So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson.
I've had quite a few conversations lately about the Internet, the privacy of sites (or lack of it) and generally, the fact that as a technology-enabled society, we have not yet learnt how to use it properly. We can't have, it is such a new medium.Only today I was looking through a book I got … Continue reading Have we learnt yet to use the Internet?
"The ethic of honesty has been overwhelmed by the mass production of ignorance."This is essentially the overriding theme of the book. And the main reason given for this trend is the lack of time and resources with which journalists can play with. News agencies and PR agencies are feeding through their news items, many of … Continue reading Currently Reading: Flat Earth News by Nick Davies