Monday, October 15, 2007

The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy On the Internet

"In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne was forced by her colonial New England village to wear a scarlet letter A to represent her sin of adultery. The Internet is bringing back the scarlet letter in digital form – an indelible record of people’s past misdeeds."

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