After Alexis Pilkington's death, thousands pledge Web site boycott

Yolanda Couillard, 17, left, and Chanelle Stracuzza, 18,

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Yolanda Couillard, 17, left, and Chanelle Stracuzza, 18, right, look at childhood pictures of their friend Alexis Pilkington, Wednesday, in West Islip. (March 24, 2010) (Credit: Newsday / Mahala Gaylord)

Friends of a West Islip High School soccer player who committed suicide said Wednesday they are honoring her memory through activism, fundraising and tribute tattoos.

In a protest of the social networking Web site Formspring.me, where dozens of insulting comments about 17-year-old Alexis Pilkington were posted in the days before, more than 4,300 people have shown support for a movement on...

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