Please Send Tweets

Camps find new ways to placate obsessive kids--and parents

Rest easy, overprotective parents. Kids at sleepaway camp no longer have to suffer Twitter withdrawal. In June, Bunk1, the company that helped make online photo galleries as common a camp feature as canoeing and capture the flag, rolled out new ways for hovering moms and dads to bond with their children. For a fee, Bunk1 will deliver to otherwise social-media-deprived campers the three most recent tweets from their favorite Twitter personality. (More often than not, it's Justin Bieber.) Trios of tweets cost about $1 to send, in part because they have to be printed out at participating camps and distributed as...

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