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How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco's Life - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • yanked violently out of the context
  • reflexive critique of white privilege
  • well-meaning people, in a crowd, often take punishment too far.
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  • He retweeted it to his 15,000 followers
  • If she was going to be made to suffer for a joke, she figured she should get something out of it. “I never would have lived in Addis Ababa for a month otherwise
  • Sam Biddle
  • her shaming wasn’t really about her at all. Social media is so perfectly designed to manipulate our desire for approval, and that is what led to her undoing.
  • Her tormentors were instantly congratulated as they took Sacco down, bit by bit, and so they continued to do so. Their motivation was much the same as Sacco’s own — a bid for the attention of strangers — as she milled about Heathrow, hoping to amuse people she couldn’t see.
Bill Genereux

How 'dongle' jokes got two people fired and launched DDoS attacks (Wired UK) - 0 views

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    Sexist jokes at a tech conference get two people fired
Bill Genereux

Forking and Dongle Jokes Don't Belong At Tech Conferences - But You're A Girl - - 0 views

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    Sexist Jokes at a tech conference are called out on twitter & blog.
Bill Genereux

Woman Fired Over Facebook Comments Settles Suit - 0 views

  • we just don't have a good sense yet of where the boundaries are.
  • the case will have employers around the country re-examining their Internet policies
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