Virginia Tech tragedy finds the Web

Published: April 17th, 2008

By: IT News BlogPaul Roberts of InfoWorld details how the Internet is helping students and faculty at Virginia Tech University, and the rest of the world, deal with the tragic incident. Social networking sites such as YouTube and Facebook are getting lots of traffic for this reason, serving as a means to post condolonces or to airone'sanguish. Incidentally, Martin MC Brown was just talking about the ongoing shortage of Internet capacity, as the technology becomes increasingly pervasive in business and in people's everyday lives. Despite the security concerns associated with P2P or social networking sites, the medium has proven, yet again, its ability to effect change – this time it acts as a cyber shoulder to cry on.

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