Lisa Belkin, from the NY Times Motherload blog on the Internet “scaffolding” that @military_mom was reaching out to for support:
For so many of us, sometimes without realizing it, that scaffolding is shored up by people we have never seen, but with whom we communicate regularly. Iâ€™d wager this is particularly true in the world of Mommy blogs, which were created by women precisely because they felt isolated in a new role.
Looked at through that lens, Rossâ€™ tweets are not an example of the misuse of the internet, but rather of its potential and power. Itâ€™s the critics, not Ross, that show the technologyâ€™s dark side.