This is an interesting exploration of public shaming in the modern age. It looks at many of the recent ‘twitterstorms’ including Justine Sacco and the hounding of these people by the self righteous mob. I find this a distasteful process and having been a public face I can understand just how it feels. Ronson gets to the heart of how it feels and what is achieved and takes the time to explore how it may be ‘ridden out’. He also looks at the function of the shaming for society.
There are not many answers but it is an excellent journalistic exploration. As usual he is in form and it does not disappoint.