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When Psychological Troubles Meet the Internet

April 24, 2013


Todays’s NYTimes suggests that the two suspects in the Bostan Marathon bombings may have been disenfranchised and troubled young people who found direction and guidance on the internet. More than Islam the central actor here is the the connectivity that enables anyone to develop relationships to those who espouse the best and and worst of human behavior. This brilliant analysis by Michiko Kakutani reviews what we can learn from the suspects’ electronic and digital path affirming that such connectivity has provided many the unprecedented opportunity to mourn a tragedy while offerring them an unprecedented opportunity to transform angst into destruction.  This, of course, raises questions.

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