This is good to hear it may just save a few young lives.....we don't need hurtful, nasty garbage like this on the Net. http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,23130012-3102,00.html Sophie Elsworth January 29, 2008 11:00pm A *****Y blog publishing nasty gossip about Brisbane students has been shut down. Gossip Girl Brisbane and her MySpace blog were silenced after hundreds of sarcastic and spiteful comments on Brisbane teenagers were removed from the web. The blog was created this month and attracted more than 470 users, revealing malicious sexual innuendo, drug problems, love affairs and health woes on hundreds of high school students. High school graduate Michaela Chin blew the whistle on the blog to The Courier-Mail last week and was thrilled with the removal of the site. "It's great that the website has been taken off, however those who have been gossiped about are still affected," Ms Chin said. "Taking down the website won't cause the rumours to stop and the pain they caused is still there. "It's only a matter of time before this kind of website re-emerges. "Gossip Girl was a perfect example of how serious internet bullying can be." Queensland University of Technology's Marilyn Campbell, an expert in cyber bullying, said it was "fabulous" the blog had been shut down. "It would be very interesting to know how the website was shut down," Dr Campbell said. "The perpetrator may have taken it down themselves and what could have motivated them to do so was having a fear of getting caught." MySpace did not return calls from The Courier-Mail last night to explain why the blog had been removed.