« What makes del.icio.us different | Main | links for 2006-12-03 »

Needed: verbs to describe public humiliation on the internet

I was reading how the Star Wars kid is still the most famous person on the InterWeb.

And it occurred to me that there is no English verb to indicate the action of discovering and subsequently publishing someone else's embarrassing material on the Web. This happens so often that we should have a word for it. Especially since it's only going to happen more often as we get more and more comfortable with the surveillance culture.