Class, Mon, 4/03

Ronson, Shamed

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

To Do

  1. 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.
  2. Thurs, 4/06, 10:00 am: Post your response to Ronson to this site. Use your group number as your category.
  3. Fri, 4/07, class: Read the articles by boyd and Levy. Read and post comments on your group member’s responses to Ronson.

Author: Joe Harris

I teach composition, creative nonfiction, and digital writing at the University of Delaware.

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