As I skimmed the headlines this morning, I found a new word: cyber-bullying. YouTube has been banned in Australian schools
after a gang of male school students videotaped their assault on a 17-year-old girl on the outskirts of Melbourne.
The assault, which is being investigated by police, was uploaded on YouTube late last year.
The state government "has never tolerated bullying in schools and this zero tolerance approach extends to the online world," Allan said.
Wow. Cyber-bullying. Sad.
In other news today (*grins*), RWA has taken steps to force eSnips to cease and desist. I wonder how effective that will be. If all the money in the movie industry and all the money in the music industry has failed to stop people from sharing and pirating, how will the book industry manage?
It will be interesting to see what happens. Here's a snippet from RWA Alert:
And now I'm off to spend a glorious day writing at my favorite writing hole. Best, all!