News Flash: School Principals Really Don’t Get MySpace

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They don’t. They just really, really don’t. (Both via Slashdot.)

OK, I’m not a school administrator, and it hardly needs to be said, but treating a satirical MySpace page like a seriously disruptive, threatening act is just bizarre and counter-productive. Nobody who’s likely to read said MySpace page actually cares about it very much. And fundamental law of rhetorical physics on the Internet: every action demands an equal and opposite reaction. The trick is not to give in to that demand. Ignore it, and it will eventually go away. If you respond to it you lend it credence. And then it will become more powerful than you could ever imagine. The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers…I could go on.

Plus, he didn’t say anything about