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Man Bites Dog

I spend so much time thinking about how digital environments affect physical environments that I occasionally lose sight of the fact that the relationship is reciprocal. Sometimes the real world asserts its reality over virtuality, as it did last week when a Staten Island judge determined that friending on MySpace violated a restraining order. (Via Machinist and Switched.)

According to the law, cyberstalking is still stalking. And in an interesting turn in this case, it was a 16-year-old stalking a 43-year-old.

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