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-# Transport shaming ​+# Transport shaming ​
  
-"​Transport shaming"​ (sometimes called "​stranger shaming"​) is a term for gossip in social media about others'​ public behavior on urban mass transit. Using hashtags and tumblr, individual users post pictures of fellow passengers on public transport doing things that annoy them, holding them up for more or less anonymous mockery. Several major world cities have developed this custom, including London, Sydney and Singapore, but in each case the form of mockery was different, and raises interesting questions about how different cultures think about public behavior, how they use technology to regulate, or at least gossip about, that behavior, and whether or not technology changes the nature of social interactions. ​+"​Transport shaming"​ (sometimes called "​stranger shaming"​) is a term for gossip in social media about others'​ public behavior on urban mass transit. Using hashtags and tumblr, individual users post pictures of fellow passengers on public transport doing things that annoy them, holding them up for more or less anonymous mockery. Several major world cities have developed this custom, including London, Sydney and Singapore, but in each case the form of mockery was different, and raises interesting questions about how different cultures think about public behavior, how they use technology to regulate, or at least gossip about, that behavior, and whether or not technology changes the nature of social interactions.
  
 In 2014, riders of Sydney'​s metro, called CityRail, spontaneously created the [[https://​twitter.com/​hashtag/​cityfail|Twitter hashtag thread #cityfail]] to post images of bad rider behavior on trains and buses. (It had previously been used over 2013 and 2014 to post complaints about crowds and delays.) ​ In 2014, riders of Sydney'​s metro, called CityRail, spontaneously created the [[https://​twitter.com/​hashtag/​cityfail|Twitter hashtag thread #cityfail]] to post images of bad rider behavior on trains and buses. (It had previously been used over 2013 and 2014 to post complaints about crowds and delays.) ​
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 Londonist: http://​londonist.com/​2014/​04/​public-transport-and-the-rise-of-stranger-shaming.php Londonist: http://​londonist.com/​2014/​04/​public-transport-and-the-rise-of-stranger-shaming.php
  
-In Singapore, the Straits Times social blog [[http://​www.stomp.com.sg/​|STOMP]] (Straits' ​Times Online Media Presence) solicited transport shaming images from readers. Many submitted the typical images of feet on seats and messy eaters, but others submitted images of non-Chinese or "​mainland Chinese"​ riders to ridicule them on racial grounds. For instance, a STOMP reader submitted a photo of "​foreign workers"​ asleep on a train platform. Comments centered on people'​s opposition to immigration. ​+In Singapore, the Straits Times social blog [[http://​www.stomp.com.sg/​|STOMP]] (Straits Times Online Media Presence) solicited transport shaming images from readers. Many submitted the typical images of feet on seats and messy eaters, but others submitted images of non-Chinese or "​mainland Chinese"​ riders to ridicule them on racial grounds. For instance, a STOMP reader submitted a photo of "​foreign workers"​ asleep on a train platform. Comments centered on people'​s opposition to immigration. ​
  
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