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 June 1, 2011  Online

Dan Tynan reports:

Celebrities, politicians, and sports stars know that one of the big prices of fame and fortune is the loss of personal privacy. If you screw up big – by, say, fathering a child out of wedlock with your housekeeper – you’re the Big Story, at least until the next Big Story hits.

But what about ordinary folks like you and me? When fame or infamy hits us – even when it’s based on nothing we’ve done – the results can be devastating. There is no place to hide. And a big reason there’s no place to hide has to do with the nature of the InterWebs, social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and most especially search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

The case du jour:  Gennette Cordova.

This 21 year old student at Washington State found herself at the center of maelstrom of unwanted attention last week after receiving an alleged close-up photo of Congressman Anthony Weiner in his boxers, sent from Weiner’s Twitter account.

 

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