Online safety experts said the verdict puts the onus on social networking sites to police their customers activities.
“I think the industry was hoping there would be a strong verdict blaming one user for abusing another because that way its not their fault,” said Linda Criddle, a safety expert. “These companies claim to have good standards and then do nothing to enforce them. They let people breach their terms and conditions and do nothing about it.”
Later: Lori Drew Is a Meanie: The problem with prosecuting cyber-bullying; from Slate.