Friday, May 19, 2017

Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate by Sue Scheff


Author: Sue Scheff
Title: Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate
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Drawing from real-life stories and research from top experts, Shame Nation gives an in-depth look at how the rise in online shaming is affecting our way of life, and stripping society of both compassion and privacy.

A rogue tweet can bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity down; and for many, harassment leads to isolation, depression, and even suicide. By peeling back the different forms and consequences of digital habits, this book offers real discussion on how to prevent and protect against our culture’s growing lack of empathy and common sense.

Shame Nation will be available for retail purchase October 1st, 2017

Shame Nations is one of those Non Fiction heed my warning reads about a topic that everyone already knows all about but refuses to admit or confess exists.
America has a serious issue with both denial and ignorance and blending in that problem when it comes to online/ cyber bullying is even worse.
Cyber Bullying is a taboo topic that hits many people where it hurts and does damage to more people than they would care to admit. People all day long post their most private intimate life details online trusting that they will get no less than the royal treatment about everything they say or part take in but that couldn't be further from the truth.
The internet can be harsh, it can be cruel and very emotionally devastating for some. Its a place where anyone can be who they aren't, lie about who they are, and treat anyone regardless of who it is like dirt under their shoe all because its an anonymous face that doesn't come with consequences when you decide to shred their soul in half. If you took those same people who love to decimate everyone else on the internet and placed them in the real world then told them to say the same thing to a complete stranger they'd balk at you because they're under the assumption that what they say online doesn't matter and what they do doesn't have true to life consequences.
Some that can cost another person their life.
A person can shrug off the responsibility of their words but the truth is words have power in this place people call the internet.
Its rather sad how this instrument that was meant to connect us all to eachother and the outside world, meant to bring us closer together as a race has done nothing but make us more separate and alone than ever and sadly less human than ever.
While parts of this book get rather long in detail its a good read that should be passed along to those who haven't yet experienced the dark side of the online social world as a warning to those who would take things much too far.

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