The Internet A Mob Without Consequence Analysis

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Secondly, public shame leaves an impact on a person's professional life. In “The Internet a Mob without consequence” by Nick Bilton Mrs. Sacco is a good example of a person who was affected by public shame in their professional life. Mrs Sacco was a respected communications director for InterActiveCorp, before she released a extremely racist tweet. This caused her to be shamed publicly by a lot of angry members of the online community like a riot. The New York Times stated “ (Mrs. Sacco) was fired from her job, an effective 12 hours later.” (Source C). This excerpt demonstrates how due to the public shame Mrs. Sacco received her professional life was ruined as she was fired from her job. This also ruins her job oppurtunities in the future due to the fact that it was public that she was fired and said something so disrespectful. On the other hand, Mrs Sacco wasn't the only person whose professional life was ruined by public shame. Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter endured this same punishment due to the shame. She built up a negative reputation due to her grave mistake of adultery. Hawthorne says “Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast,—at her, the child of honorable parents,—at her, the mother of a babe, that would hereafter be a woman, —at her, who had once been innocent, —as the …show more content…
The sources “The Price of Public Shame”, “The Internet a Mob without consequence”, and The Scarlet Letter explain in depth all of the ways public shame can affect your aspects of life. This teaches you to be smart about your decisions so you are not put in a place to be publicly shamed and to learn from your wrong doings.That way you can prevent yourself from making those same mistakes again. A person makes improvements. They are praised publicly. Their life is never the

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