IT Trends :: Thursday, March 1, 2007

Opinion

Valentine's Day in The Pit
By Terry Calhoun

I can look back on various personal relationships over the years and, without regretting who I have become, regret having acted in ways that were less than thoughtful, and which hurt others. I'm sure that you can, too; maybe not if you are a Neocon . But boy, oh boy, there was a powerful event at UNC on Valentine's Day. And the way the adult world reacted to it was pretty interesting.

When I first read the stories, I was shocked at the apparent lack of sensitivity and obvious meanness of Ryan Burke, a senior at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who used Facebook and text-messaging to bring together a crowd of more than 1,000 students at The Pit, in the center of campus, to watch him abusively break up in public with his unsuspecting girlfriend of four months, Mindy Moorman, with the help of a women's a cappella group singing the Dixie Chick's "I'm Not Ready to Make Nice."...

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