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Colleges Struggling With the Digital Bathroom Wall

November 28th, 2009 11:36 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

theodp writes “Back in the day, anonymous character assassination was confined to permanent marker scrawl in bathroom stalls. But now, thanks to sites like the student-run CollegeACB.com (ACB=Anonymous Confession Board), which can get hundreds of thousands of hits on a good day, TIME reports that anonymous slander is going viral on campus. Even the most elite universities — normally the land of the politically correct — have been struggling with the problem of anonymous gossip sites and their very un-PC posts, which an Amherst dean likens to ‘the worst of junior high.’ If he thinks things are bad now, wait until the kids start getting creative with Google Sidewiki.”

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