Social media played a key role in the revelation of the disgusting ways a University of Hartford student said she treated her roommate, but it also acted as a juggernaut that, once unleashed, was out of anyone’s control, particularly the university’s.
“Social media moves faster than news,” UHart President Gregory Woodward told reporters last week. “There will be 10 million people out there who think they know what’s going on before you’ve had a chance to actually tell them what’s going on, and by that time, it’s already too late.
“There’s no way to undo it because no one really wants to read after that. They’ve already decided.”
For Woodward, it was almost impossible...