It’s Good To Live In A Two-Times-Co. Town (Social Networking Edition)

A Tale of Two Page Ones

From Sunday’s New York Times front page:

As Bullies Go Digital, Parents Play Catch-Up

Nut graf:

It is difficult enough to support one’s child through a siege of schoolyard bullying. But the lawlessness of the Internet, its potential for casual, breathtaking cruelty, and its capacity to cloak a bully’s identity all present slippery new challenges to this transitional generation of analog parents.

From Sunday’s (Times-owned) Boston Globe front page:

Desperately seeking Marisol, by all means, old and new

Nut graf:

The Marisol campaign, as the Semperes call it, harnessed the social networking power of the Internet to create a search-and-rescue army. The couple created a blog,, and a Twitter hashtag, #MarisolSearch, which got a boost when the best-selling author Susan Orlean tweeted it to her 91,000 followers.

Social networking to find a runaway dog. Social networking to hound schoolchildren.

Not passing judgment. Just noting.

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