Project Description

The Future of Reputation

(Yale University Press 2007)

The Internet is transforming gossip, the way we shame others, and our ability to protect our own reputations. Focusing on blogs, Internet communities, cyber mobs, and other current trends, The Future of Reputation shows that, ironically, the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet may impede opportunities for self-development and freedom. Unless we establish a balance among privacy, free speech, and anonymity, we may discover that the freedom of the Internet makes us less free.

Winner of the 2007 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research