Posts tagged “fear mongering”

Blame the technology

Text messaging seen as a culprit in event that took deadly turn is a tragic story but a ridiculous fear-mongering headline. The media loves to blame technology. A family had a party in a tough neighborhood and tried to control who came to the party. Kids told other kids about the event by SMS. The parents searched people who came to their house. One kid had a gun, and he was kicked out, he returned and shot the father to death. Seems like the shooter, and the gun are both culprits. Text-messaging is merely a technology and the SF Chron (a leading paper in a tech-centric community) should be embarrassed to be writing bullshit headlines like that.


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