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The wild world of wire always has something to offer.

Posted Friday, January 13, 2012, at 9:19 PM

As a community newspaper editor, I try not to use a lot of Associated Press stories. But every once in a while, there are some worth sharing. We obviously can't get to Topeka to cover Gov. Brownback's State of the State speech, so we use wire. We can't attend Chiefs games or the Olympics, so we use wire. You get the picture.

Anyway, in trying to fill the health page for this weekend's paper, I noticed a story about how Facebook is being used to find organs for transplant. The story in question is about a man in Seattle who found a kidney through the social media network. This is truly more than just talking to your friends. It's almost scary. It brings up moral and ethical questions I haven't even begun to ponder.

I didn't wind up running the story for space, but it is thought provoking, so I'm sharing.



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