Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tweet and Televise Your Abortion?

The story in Newsweek "Outing Abortion, From Town Halls to Twitter" is a couple of couple of weeks old (03/03/10), so way dated in our news cycle, yet the heated arguments about abortion will never go away. Certainly not now we can televise and tweet about abortion as they happen in real time right before our eyes. TMI OVERLOAD.

If Twitter and social media have democratized the internet, what have they done for the abortion movement? Apparently, they are being used as vehicles to "desensitize" the issue... When we can watch a woman induce a DIY abortion on YouTube, it's clear we have turned the very ugly corner on privacy, sensibility and what's fit for general consumption.

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