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What dangers of instant messaging are depicted in this movie? How can a person’s inability to control information on the web impact his or her reputation? What measures can an individual take to protect his or her privacy on social networking sites?
This film contains several plot holes. For instance, why should the student body even care about Olive’s sexual activities with an unknown boy? Would the students’ scorn be more justifiable if she had sex with someone in their school (possibly the boyfriend of a cheerleader or other popular student)? If this is the reaction of the students to one of their peers, why are other girls supposedly eager to sleep with boys that Olive has been with? In this movie, why is there a different standard for boys and girls when it comes to sexual activity? Does this apply in reality?
How does popularity differ from infamy?
p>The Scarlet Letter , which is referenced in this film, is a classic novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850. The work of writer Sylvia Plath, known for advancing confessional style poetry, is also mentioned in the movie. How does her style of writing compare with material that is posted on personal blogs and websites today?