Saturday, November 26, 2005

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Wall Street Journal, A6

Kevin Delaney's article, "Big Mother Is Watching: Tailing Teens on the Web," ran today on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.  It reports on teenagers, families and weblogs--the blurring of public/private mixed up in self-publishing for the variously scaled publics of the web.  Sure, the article's premise brushes with the criminalization of teenagers and the stepped-up police-parentals when adolescents take to blogspace (surveillance, spying, etc.), but it balances out in that blogs are never assigned the total burden of responsibility for teenage underlife.  Probably won't register even faint trace on the public intellectual-o-meter, but I'm quoted in the article (one-plus inches, fourth column).  And the best part: rather than shaking my fist and cursing the danged kids with their wily wiredness, I had something optimistic to add.

Missed it? You can still get a copy at the newsstand tomorrow for $1.50 (weekend edition).

Added: Full text of the article available here.

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