Digital Dish of the Week: Vacation For the Bus Monitor

By Projjol Banerjea
Friday, June 22, 2012 / Less than a minute read

By now, most of you have probably heard about the story of Karen the bus monitor who was bullied by a group of seventh graders. The video of the incident (which contains explicit content) quickly went viral, and the power of the internet was quickly realized.

A crowd funding campaign was launched on indiegogo.com in an effort to send Karen on a much deserved vacation. While the target was a modest $5,000, nearly $500,000 has been donated as of Friday. What was first a very severe and unfortunate circumstance was quickly turnaround into a great tale of compassion thanks to the kindness of strangers and the influence of social media.

Below is a news interview featuring Karen.

Tags: Monetization