Thursday, February 17, 2011
Social media undermining society?
By Eric Fischgrund, Social Media Manager, Beckerman
As details continue to emerge surrounding the Tucson, Ariz., shooting and the alleged gunman, Jared Loughner, we are learning more about his role in several online message boards. Spewing hate on some boards, and hated by the community on others, it's clear Loughner had significant mental issues that none of his online contacts (or enemies) were aware of. Was Loughner the same guy in real life that he personified online? This tragedy — coupled with observations that come from the numerous websites, blogs and message boards that I visit each day has got me asking — where is the love?