By Good News Network Friday, August 17, 2012
When he saw classmates taunted on Twitter, 17-year-old Kevin Curwick, a high school football captain, decided that online bullying should not be a spectator sport for his Minnesota town.
So he quietly set up a Twitter account, @OsseoNiceThings, to praise students in need of a social facelift.
"She is so good at dancing, she gets more scholarships than D1 athletes," he tweeted about a girl who was attacked by an anonymous account.
Curwick says since the @OsseoNiceThings page started on July 29, the Twitter posts attacking his classmates have disappeared.
Best of all, people from nearby towns have copied the effort, doling out their own compliments, each with a similar Twitter handle, @YourTownNice.
Already @MinnetonkaNice has more than 1,000 followers.
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I think the press, including TV journalism, has an ethical responsibility, a sacred responsibility, a service mission ... to make good news just as entertaining (as we've made sexy the violence).