Embarrassment In The Time of E-Publishing?

Lately I've been experimenting with online publishing sites as a way to put out an advanced report for the Geek Scanner.  That's also had me thinking about how easy it is to publish, and what it means for the embarrassment of publishing something bad.

We've all heard about some meltdown that some author had online, from fanfic writers to professionals (in everything but the "professional dignity" sense). More people are putting stuff out more people are able to read it, so what does it mean for the idea of being embarrassed for putting out something bad?

Know what? I'm not sure.  I've wondered about similar issues before, and I'm wondering still.

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