The Future of Reputation — Now Online for Free!

future-of-reputation-free2.jpgI’m very happy to announce that my publisher is allowing me to post a copy of The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet free online. Of course, I’d love it if you bought a copy, but if I can’t convince you to buy it, then I hope you’ll at least read it for free online. There really is a free lunch after all! And if you read the book and don’t like it, well . . . you get what you pay for.

I think that it is great that Yale University Press is allowing me to do this. I hope more publishers decide to let their authors do this in the future — especially academic presses, whose mission is not just to make a profit but to help spread ideas.

The book is licensed under a Creative Commons license — it can be used for non-commercial uses.

To download the full-text of the book, click here.

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2 Responses

  1. This is a great move, thank-you!

    I look forward to reading it.

  2. d.wayne says:


    Make your link to the amazon sale page more prominent (put it in your post!) so that ppl looking to purchase it have an easier time.