I just went through my Google Reader subscriptions, and removed everyone who hasn’t posted anything in over a year. It seems like the majority of the LiveJournal users I was following have jumped ship. Unfortunately, most of them didn’t post anything saying where they jumped ship to. Some of them are on Facebook, but most aren’t, so I suppose my notional social network just shrank. Shrank, not shrunk. It should have been “Honey, I Shrank The Kids”.
The original story in New Scientist: Goth subculture may protect vulnerable children About half of teenage goths have deliberately harmed themselves or attempted suicide, a new study suggests. But joining the modern subculture – which grew out of the 1980s gothic rock scene – may actually protect vulnerable children, researchers say. The respun story on BBC News: Goths ‘more likely to self-harm’ Teenage Goths are more likely to self-harm than those in other social groups, a study has found.