Monday, June 11, 2012

A good use of social media

Horace Mann Academy alumni have set up a couple of Facebook pages to air and to discuss sexual abuse allegations against former faculty and staff, according to the New York Times. There are accounts surfacing elsewhere, too.

I am, as you might suspect, no fan of social media. I honestly don't get all the fuss about Facebook or Twitter. However, this use of social media I understand and appreciate. I hope the virtual gathering places help the victims come to terms with what happened.

By the way, if you haven't read the original account that sparked the sudden flurry of stories and discussion, it's worth casting an eye over it. The allegations are deeply disturbing. However, as hard as it is to remember in such a charged atmosphere, they're still — and likely will remain — just that: allegations.

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