… is not acceptable. Ever.

And that is such a sad case about Megan Meier. If the Sydney Morning Herald story is correct, that Lori Drew has a lot to answer for.

Josh was supposed to be 16, and he charmed Megan through her MySpace website. They never spoke, since Josh said his parents did not have a phone. Josh was, however, a fiction, an invention of Drew, a neighbour of the Meiers in Dardenne Plains, Missouri.

Drew created Josh to try to find out what Megan was saying about Drew’s daughter. At one time, Lori and Curt Drew’s daughter and Megan were best friends, but they drifted apart, and when Megan changed schools she ended the friendship.

But here’s a question for you – do you think this would have occurred with out the internet? And without MySpace? Would there have been some other kind of focussed bullying and punishment? Maybe anonymous poison pen letters? Is Lori Drew unbalanced enough that she would’ve stalked Megan anyway or found some other way of threatening and hurting her?

Anyway social networks online are taking revenge – here they list Lori Drew’s business connections and home and work telephone numbers, and so on.

On another note, I haven’t seen any positive press on social networks for a while. Such as MySpace hosting The Burrito Project and Ant4r. Have you?