Thursday, March 09, 2006

Everyone needs a hobby!

Reuters amazes with Dog poop girl is infamous in South Korea:
The young woman was riding on the subway with her small dog. The dog defecated and she did not clean up after her pet.

Someone caught the incident in pictures shot with a mobile phone. The photos were posted on the Internet with a brief description of what took place, and shortly thereafter "dog poop girl" became the most-searched phrase among South Korean Internet users.
Whatever floats your boat, I guess. The full article is filled with amateur sociology and whining angst about what the reporter views as Korean problems with free speech on the Internet.
While those South Koreans who actively take part in public debate over the Internet -- they are dubbed "netizens" -- were searching for the identity of dog poop girl, innocent people were mistakenly identified and their reputations sullied.

"The Internet is turning the whole society into a kangaroo court," the Korea Herald newspaper wrote in an editorial.
OMG, it's those pesky "netizens" cruising the "Information Superhighway" with Al Gore in a cage in the back seat. Pardon me while I catch a few winks. Best line:
Stars have left the country because of sexual scandals posted in cyberspace.
C'mon folks, deal with it.