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Everyday, people post videos on YouTube and other people view them without knowing anything about the posters. Strangers providing strangers with video content for their entertainment. Sometimes posters have a specific constructive purpose in mind, e.g. teachers who post lessons. Certainly YouTube can be educational. It is a service that anyone can use. But apparently Mr. Jordan forgot, in the heat of his anger, that it wasn't private. He and his wife both commented that what happened with his video illustrated beautifully to their daughter what can happen and the reason they were so angry with her postings on Facebook to begin with.
I was glad to hear that they did talk about what happened when tempers had cooled. The video experience may also teach them that a cool-down period may be wise before responding when you're angry. Mr. Jordan may have chosen a different way to respond than the video if he had waited.
Good job to The Today Show for following up with this family and giving them an opportunity to speak, to show the world what they're like and tell the whole story.