The Steubenville, Ohio rape case, which ended Sunday with a judge finding Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond delinquent of rape, grabbed attention not just for its mix of alcohol, sex and high-school athletes but for the huge role social media played.
There may not have been a trial, or a conviction, with so much evidence in the form of shared texts, photos and videos. The sheer number of digital interactions the prosecution examined tells the story of how much these young people — and, by implication, others around the country — live their lives through social media.
Below are a few of those numbers.
Watch the first interview with one of the convicted teens, interviews with parents of the boys, and hear what the teens who were there that night said about what happened, on “20/20: Way Too Gone: A Night in Steubenville” Friday at 10 ET.