Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Trial by Fury: Internet Savagery and the Amanda Knox Case by Douglas Preston

Summary on GoodReads.

This book is a Kindle single (100 pages).

Based on the case of Amanda Knox, Preston discusses Internet viciousness. He talks about people going to the extreme to get Knox punished for a murder she might or might have not committed.

The questions Preston covers are:

- Why do people post vicious messages online?
- Why do people who have nothing to do with this case, or any other case for that matter, devote time to attacking the offender?
- Are you morally accountable online?

Anti-Amanda groups have gone to the extreme of stalking pro-Amanda people and exposing their personal lives. Why? What do they gain with that?

The book is very interesting as at one time or another, I too have posted an angry message against someone.

Definitely worth the $0.99 I paid for it. I think it is free if you have Amazon Prime.