I am trying a little live blogging here.
My roomate just came in, and knowing my newfound involvement with social media, informed me that the current episode of Law and Order: SVU surrounded a girl kidnapped because of her life in an online world.
I just started watching about ten minutes into the show, but apparently a 20-year-old woman was kidnapped who had quite a different lifestyle in Alternate Youniverse, a SecondLife-type program. Her avatar is a 14-year-old girl who owns and runs a prostitution ring/strip club and has had problems with a stalker.
The images of the "game" (although we social media buffs know technically it isn't a game since there is no end goal) look strikingly similar to what we saw in Dr. Shamp's lecture.
The story is unresolved right now, but it is interesting how the online universe is becoming more publicized in popular nighttime television shows like these!