Do you remember the days when smoking in the girls’ room and having a nose ring were considered “rebellious” and “wild?” Well, thanks to body modification being a socially acceptable thing now and airport-esque security measures in today’s high schools, both of these so called “taboos” are considered things of the past.
Now, with more and more kids using social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter, riots can be organized in the same fashion as a stitch-n-bitch or bookclub. Don’t believe me? Just look at what happened Saturday night when a group of teenagers got together to reek havoc on a large part of southeast Philly. Hundreds of teens, most between the ages of 14 and 17, used Myspace and Twitter to coordinate a night of total debauchery, including hijacking a taxi and vandalizing a convenience store. The gang even took law enforcement by surprise.
I don’t know about you, but I prefer how things were in the 1990’s when riots were organic, unorganized events and the boy who owned a Zack Morris phone in homeroom was swoon-worthy.