Judged by the internet

Rumours that Chiang, 23, was the mass murderer swept across the world after links to his gun-obsessed blogs were posted on social networking website Facebook and similar sites. More than 180,000 people visited his sites, with many noting the similarities between him and the man described in accounts of the Virginia Tech tragedy. Some went so far as to jump to a conclusion. “Early 20s, Asian man, vtech student. Fits…

You Grew Up Playing Shoot’em-Up Games. Why Can’t Your Kids?

Gamers like me have spent years railing against ill-informed parents and politicians who’ve blamed games for making kids violent, unimaginative, fat or worse. But now we’re in a weird position: We’re the first generation that is young enough to have grown up playing games, but old enough to have kids. So it turns out that, whoops, now we’ve got to make sober calls about what sort of entertainment is good…

Monday, April 16th 2007 5:27PM: Students react to the tragedy

Erin Sheehan was one of four people able to walk out of her 9:05 German class in room 207 Norris Hall. –T.Rees Shapiro –Monday, April 16th 2007 5:27PM: Students react to the tragedy This item is too short, and needs some copyediting (that should be “peeked” where it reads “peaked”) but it’s the best eyewitness source I’ve seen interviewed so far. There are no permalinks on this site, and a…