In memoriam

By Russell Brown In Commentary

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10th May, 2008
The uncanny entangling of the Bebo social networking website with news reporting around the demographic of its mostly youthful members took another step with the April 18 edition of the Dominion Post. As part of the second day of coverage of the Mangatepopo canyoning tragedy, the paper compiled brief profiles of each of the teenage victims. Four of the victims - Natasha Bray, Portia McPhail, Floyd Fernandes and Tom Hsu - had Bebo pages that provided the paper with much of the information about who they were and what they were like. Had it not been for the extraordinary ...

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