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The art of the 'haterbrag'




Writer Jennifer Weiner, who is a master of the hatebrag
Writer Jennifer Weiner, who is a master of the hatebrag
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What's a good way to turn a negative into a positive? Brag about it!

That's the thinking behind haterbragging, a term coined by Slate's Amanda Hess.

But how does it work? Well just imagine using someone's negative comment about you as a badge of honor ... or if a prominent person in social media takes a jab at you: Doesn't that mean you've gained a little prominence yourself? 

We at SCPR recently tried our hand at haterbragging ... although it was before it was actually called haterbragging: 

 

Alex Cohen talked to Amanda about it, and found out the story behind the haterbrag.