Interesting uproar over the actions of the "social media" reporter of STLToday.com. The long and the short of it: the blogger asked the question "what was the weirdest thing you ever ate?" and a commenter posted the logical, lewd, immature response. The blogger deleted the comment. It was posted again. The blogger then saw from the IP address in the comment admin interface that the comment was coming from a school. The blogger notifies the school, who hunts down the (anonymous) commenter, who resigns on the spot.
The backlash is from the internets, who are incensed that said blogger would reach out to the school. It's a case of a supposed internet censor (trying to weed out offensive content) versus the defenders of free speech online. Interesting because of my past work on online civility. It's worth checking out the follow up post from the blogger, as well as the comments. I can see both sides of this issue, though I think the blogger made it worse with some insensitive twitter comments. Now there's a big push on the internets to get him fired.