Reputational Invasion

September 30, 2010

Reputational Invasion

    The tragic story of a young student violinist who jumped off the George Washington bridge this week because of a posted video of his liasion with another man made my heart stop. The New York Times obviously thought it would stop and make others think because it was featured on their front page today. There must be a way to teach people about online privacy and how reputations can be harmed beyond repair if no one is thinking. This poor young man was convinced his reputation was irrecoverable once his roommate and friend crossed the boundary of common deceny. Ironically, Rutger’s University where the young man went to school, was embarking on a week devoted to Civility.  I immediately thought about our timely recent research on Civility in America and I provide it to you at this link.  On the radio this morning, I also heard President Obama mentioning political civility. What will it take to change our course of behavior?

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Leslie Gaines-Ross
Leslie Gaines-Ross
lesliegainesross@gmail.com

As Weber Shandwick’s Chief Reputation Strategist, I focus on the ever changing world of reputation. For the past 25 years, I have relentlessly observed, researched and commented on the rise and fall of reputations.

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