By Jack Brummet
Social Mores Editor
I really hope it does get better. My brother-in law-Colin took his life in 1983. I don't think he was bullied per se as a young adult, but the atmosphere around being gay couldn't have helped (even in Manhattan) as he struggled with other issues. While it was different, I can't help but think of him every time I hear one of these heartbreaking stories.
Luke Burbank said yesterday that in ten years this will seem like a bad dream. He talked about the people in the 60's who would say "I don't have anything against blacks. They just shouldn't be allowed to go to the same restaurants as us."
Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, December 22, 2008
It's always pretty funny when someone unleashes a Google bomb. This week, someone unleashed one on the Jonas Brothers (which has since been, mostly, expunged):
 Members of an online community can affect the results of Google searches a/k/a "Google bombing" by linking their sites to a chosen one. Blogger Adam Mathes invented the practice in 2001, when he used it to link the phrase "talentless hack" to a friend's website. The search engine can actually be manipulated by a fairly small group of users. You may remember the pretty famous prank on George W. Bush, where if you typed in the phrase "miserable failure," you were directed to a biography of The President on the White House website. . .