online shaming

Stop binge-watching, start gaming: Why you should play video games and how to contend with toxic gaming culture

Even though most of us are comfortable with binge-watching a TV series, the thought of playing video games might seem out of the question.  Part of our hesitancy comes from the stereotypes that we hold about gaming and those who play—but our outdated misconceptions shouldn’t hold us back from picking…

How to survive a viral punishment: Cancel culture stories of social sanctions and online shaming

It wouldn’t surprise me if cavepeople worried about getting canceled. Steal someone’s share of the weekly mammoth meat and you’d probably be ostracized by the clan, forced to make your own fire in a lesser, lonelier cave. Until your people forgave your transgression and invited you back into the fold,…

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