The web's latest strange sensation, 'planking,' takes hold in Baltimore

Jaw-droppingly silly yet ragingly popular, the trend has hit Baltimore hard, with plankers strutting their stuff at area schools, shopping centers, bars and beaches, and showing pictures by the hundreds. Full Story »

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Gin Ferrara
3.5
by Gin Ferrara - Jun. 10, 2011

This is not a major news story, but a good documentation of the way a trend spreads through schools, and how young people (and adults) get involved in a fad.

I've been thinking lately about how the media reports on stories the impact young people, and find this a refreshing change from the articles in with youth are victims or criminals, and rarely sourced.

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