Bus Monitor

Posts By: Matt Jacobs

  • June 21, 2012

    The Internet's Role in the Bus Monitor Story

    Based on the nature of today’s 0-60 news cycle, I’m assuming that most people reading this post have already seen the headline – Bus Monitor Bullied by Middle Schoolers – and the correlating YouTube video which features 10+ minutes of truly ugly, vile behavior as a group of young teenagers verbally taunt and bully 68 year-old bus monitor Karen Klein. But what may or may not occur is a broader look at what role the internet played in this story. The internet you ask? Yes. Although the incident occurred on the most non-digital place in the world, a school bus, I believe it was heavily influenced by internet culture and the post-event hysteria has been driven primarily via the web

  • June 21, 2012

    The Internet’s Role in the Bus Monitor Story

    Based on the nature of today’s 0-60 news cycle, I’m assuming that most people reading this post have already seen the headline – Bus Monitor Bullied by Middle Schoolers – and the correlating YouTube video which features 10+ minutes of truly ugly, vile behavior as a group of young teenagers verbally taunt and bully 68 year-old bus monitor Karen Klein. But what may or may not occur is a broader look at what role the internet played in this story. The internet you ask? Yes. Although the incident occurred on the most non-digital place in the world, a school bus, I believe it was heavily influenced by internet culture and the post-event hysteria has been driven primarily via the web