Jon Ronson, “When Online Shaming Goes Too Far,” TED Talk, June 2015.
- How would you compare Ronson’s perspective on digital culture to those offered by Carr and boyd?
- What are some of the affordances and constraints of the TED Talk as a signature form of our time?
Writing, First Response to Ronson
In responding to Ronson, I’d like you to connect or contrast his thinking with Carr and/or boyd. I’ll expect you in doing so to quote directly from at least two of these three books.
Readings for Friday: Fake News, Privacy, and Surveillance
- danah boyd, “Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear,” Medium 3/27/2017.
- Steven Levy, “The Internet Isn’t the Wild West Anymore. It’s Westworld,” Medium 4/01/2017.
- Wed, 4/05, class: Locate two passages from Ronson, Carr, and/or boyd that you think you’d like to work with in your response. Bring the books with you, and come ready to discuss the connections and contrasts you see between them.
- Thurs, 4/06, 10:00 am: Post your response to Ronson to this site. Use your group number as your category.
- Fri, 4/07, class: Read the articles by boyd and Levy. Read and post comments on your group member’s responses to Ronson.