Yesterday, ABC's Bill Blakemore (subscription required) examined how social networking sites were used for shared journalism about the shooting. Now, the Internet is used to share grief. CBS' Daniel Sieberg mused that facebook.com, "usually a massive digital yearbook" has morphed into "a memorial site." NBC's Tom Costello called Virginia Tech "one of the most wired and wireless communities" and for thousands of students "their community is facebook." He called the interplay of e-mails, text messages and chatrooms a "community center and town square" for this generation of students. A single page of condolences has already logged 150,000 visitors.
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