TED talk on public shaming

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TED talk on public shaming

Postby Gord » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:57 am

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Re: TED talk on public shaming

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:25 am

Video barely plays on my browser (Firefox) but clicking thru to original Youtube site plays just fine.

I think the video is not about shaming...but as the video heading says: "How one tweet can ruin your life..." ie... how what is said can be taken quite differently than intended.... especially humor.... especially sarcasm. There have been Saturday Night Live and Monty Phython skits about sarcasm going wrong..........

The term "shaming" is used....but to me... its more of dog-piling and mob opportunity abusing someone seen in a vulnerable position.

.........it does happen. Learning to apologize quickly is a valuable skill.....course in this case, the viral attack was about completed before the girl even knew it was an issue.

Strikes me that Trump may have insulated himself from such mob behavior??? "It's just Trump" rather than "Thats outrageous."
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Re: TED talk on public shaming

Postby gorgeous » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:09 pm

people need to stop saying and doing stupid stuff and smarten up...shame serves a needed purpose...especially with stupid, pampered celebrities...
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