Thursday, 16 June 2011
Address Book Burgling
I don't like to think of questions being generated in my name like this. It might seem a minor gripe, but Facebook is so widely used the opportunities for bullying are immense. Imagine an insecure young person seeing their name attached to a question such as 'Do you think so-and so is pretty/fat/smart?'. Social network has revolutionised life for millions of people, and when used for good it's great fun and a vital link between people who would otherwise never meet, but it has its down side.
Have you come across any problems like this? Do you find the benefits of Facebook, Twitter etc outweigh the problems?