Slam book

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A slam book is a notebook (commonly the spiral-bound type) which is passed among children and teenagers. The keeper of the book starts by posing a question (which may be on any subject) and the book is then passed round for each contributor to fill in their own answer to the question.[1]

Slam books were also a source of bullying between students - where students "lived in fear" of the "biting comments" written anonymously under their names, "on the order of what today might be a Tweet or a Facebook comment". [2]

Slam books can also exist in virtual formats. Web-based slam book sites have attracted controversy for hosting virtual slam books in which individuals or organizations are targeted for criticism that constitutes bullying or defamation.[3]

Web Based Slam books[edit]

Some of the virtual slambook websites are listed below

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mansour, David (2005). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 436. ISBN 0-7407-5118-2. 
  2. ^ The Washington Post:[1]
  3. ^ Tampa Tribune: Issues Raised Over Web Slambooks