Monday, February 01, 2010

The Actual YOU vs. The Virtual YOU

Did you know that having more than 150 friends in Facebook is "bragging?"

When life on Facebook gets down to this level, it's wake-up time: "Someone told her to go hang herself, and I don't really know who that was," student Jessica Chapdelaine said. "But she was getting bullied by some people, because there were people talking about her and I guess she just didn't like being hated."

Even in death, Phoebe Prince was bullied. On a memorial page dedicated to the Massachusetts teen, Facebook members left taunting comments that had to be removed. The 15-year-old -- a recent immigrant from Ireland with a pretty face and a soft brogue -- was found dead in her South Hadley home Jan. 14, according to police reports.

Online groups bully Phoebe in death.

Meet the HATERS!

The internet allows anyone with a computer and a connection to make a way for himself or herself. Many of the celebrities and celebrity bloggers we know today would not exist and would know NO fame, if there were no internet!

Speaking of Internet Personalities, if you've been wondering how "Hipster Grifter" Kari Ferrell's been doing, look no farther!

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  1. I would love to get my hands on a screen shot of some of the hateful comments made on the Phoebe Prince tribute page, or of the "We Murdered Phoebe Prince" Facebook. Neither appear to be in existence at this point.

    And I'd love to know why the South Hadley Police Dept is not moving on the report that one or more of the mean girls launched an object from a vehicle driving by Phoebe Prince shortly before she ended her life.

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