Interesting piece:

…Certain topics never fail to generate a flood of impassioned reactions online: immigration, President Obama, federal taxes, “birthers,” and race. This story about Obama’s Kenyan aunt, who had been exposed as an illegal immigrant living in public housing in Boston and who was now seeking asylum, manages to pull strands from all five of those contentious subjects….


Here at the Boston Globe.

HT Virgil Samms

Comments

  1. #1 Art
    June 24, 2010

    In a Dickensian voice: Please sir, could I have some more link?

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    June 24, 2010

    The link is in small type because that’s what Movable Type does to the last last sentence if it is preceded by a blockquote. One of the many small ways that Movable type is broken.

    http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2010/06/20/inside_the_mind_of_the_anonymous_online_poster/

  3. #3 James Davis
    June 24, 2010

    Wow, didn’t think I’d find an interesting source for my research while following SB…

    Greg, do you know of any academic discussions on anonymity?

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