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Today’s cyberculture can create, and unleash, demons. And angels, too, as evidenced by overwhelming online support for Boston, as both city and symbol. “#BostonStrong” was a top-trending hashtag, but one didn’t have to be on Twitter to feel it.
The Internet is just a tool. Like a hammer, it can be used to build or destroy. As with all media, it’s what we do with it that matters.
John Rash is a Star Tribune editorial writer and columnist. He can be heard at 7:50 a.m. weekdays on WCCO Radio, 830-AM. On Twitter: @rashreport.
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