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Episode 14: It’s Getting Harder to Be a Dick

As our digital trails become stronger and stronger, Jason posits the theory that it’s getting harder to be a dick.  We break down 3 significant topical events of the last year: the Boston Marathon Bombing, the unmasking of internet troll Violentacrez, and the video of Karen Klein the Bus Monitor. In each case, technology was both the cause of and solution to the situations being discussed. Using this trio as our lens, we break down the pros and cons of increasing camera surveillance, anonymity on the internet, the ways in which the internet’s perfect digital memory makes it harder to live down mistakes, and the dangers of online “witch hunts” powered solely by the crowd. Let us know your thoughts below!