News sources rely upon Solove and his “Reputation”

Daniel Solove, author of The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet, has earned a reputation for himself as an expert in the field. That’s why you can find Solove, quoted and reviewed, across the Internet. Here’s just a sample:

  • Solove appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation along with other guests to discuss digital age vigilantes. Listen to the show, or click here for more information, as well as an excerpt from Solove’s book.
  • Kim Zetter of Wired asked Solove to say a few words about “Internet shaming” for a post on her Threat Level blog, found here.
  • USA Today ran an article on the criminalization of online harassment, and turned to Daniel Solove for some expert advice.
  • Solove’s blog, Concurring Opinions, has been chosen for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100. This means that they think his blog is one of the “100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal.”
  • The Harvard Crimson ran an excellent review of The Future of Reputation, saying that Solove’s “crisp and refreshing writing … demonstrates a real understanding of and engagement with the youthful Internet culture he analyzes.”
  • The November 2007 issue of the National Jurist featured The Future of Reputation, also noting that Solove’s ideas about Internet reputation might be “of special interest to law students.”

The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet: Daniel J. SoloveDaniel Solove, an authority on information privacy law, offers a fascinating account of how the Internet is transforming gossip, the way we shame others, and our ability to protect our own reputations. Focusing on blogs, Internet communities, cybermobs, and other current trends, he shows that, ironically, the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet may impede opportunities for self-development and freedom. Long-standing notions of privacy need review, the author contends: unless we establish a balance between privacy and free speech, we may discover that the freedom of the Internet makes us less free.

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