Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Dog Poop Girl

Subway Fracas Escalates Into Test Of the Internet's Power to Shame

If you no longer marvel at the Internet's power to connect and transform the world, you need to hear the story of a woman known to many around the globe as, loosely translated, Dog Poop Girl.

Recently, the woman was on the subway in her native South Korea when her dog decided that this was a good place to do its business.

The woman made no move to clean up the mess, and several fellow travelers got agitated. The woman allegedly grew belligerent in response.

What happened next was a remarkable show of Internet force, and a peek into an unsettling corner of the future.

One of the train riders took pictures of the incident with a camera phone and posted them on a popular Web site. Net dwellers soon began to call her by the unflattering nickname, and issued a call to arms for more information about her.



Blogger lemming said...

I'll take bets as to whether or not she'll clean up next time. My vote is no.

July 12, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

She was obviously in the wrong, but I almost feel sorry for her.

July 12, 2005  
Anonymous Oops said...

"Think about Right and Wrong, and one immediately falls into Error." --Taoist Proverb

July 12, 2005  
Blogger Doug said...

Your Dog Poop Girl post has inspired me to writing my own entry entitled Internet Panopticon. Interesting times we live in.

July 12, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. My english is very bad.

I think that dog poop girl(Gae Ttong nyeo; Gae(Dog) Ttong(shit) nyeo(girl,woman))is witch. But, Cyber terror is very bad thing. If you are Dog poop girl, You must want to do suicide. In Korea, Dog Poop girl discussion is seperated.
She is sucker and she is (sorry) Bul Ssang ha da....

July 27, 2005  

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