I wrote about a high school in Ohio where anonymous gossip broadcast on Twitter has roiled the student body.
It has delighted and tormented the teens who follow it, confounded administrators, and raised questions about how schools should respond to social media sharing that remains almost totally outside their control. Sometimes, the tweets are untrue. Other times, the account tweets blind items that transfix the school. "Everyone’s self-conscious about it," says Samantha Schultheis, 16, an incoming junior at Hudson. "It always becomes, ‘Who was that confession about? Who sent that in? I want to know.’ It kind of controls the social aspect of the school."
A few hours after I published my piece, the account was deleted.