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We’ve Seen This Movie Before

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Roger Ebert on the Aurora shootings.

We’ve Seen This Movie Before | via NY Times

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 20th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Unfathomable Loss, Incomprehensible Goon—Part 2

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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. I’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, Ross’ tweets are not an example of the misuse of the internet, but rather of its potential and power. It’s the critics, not Ross, that show the technology’s dark side.

Spot on.

Announcing a Child’s Death on Twitter | via NYTimes.com Motherlode Blog.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

December 17th, 2009 at 11:29 pm