10 February 2010

Do not post on Facebook while wanted

Facebook for Dummies, anyone?photo © 2008 David Fulmer | more info (via: Wylio)


Imagine you are wanted by law enforcement officers who, upon discovery, would imprison you without any delay. What would you do? I bet you would hide and keep beneath surface. Moreover, you would very likely think twice before using social media, whereby proudly communicating your wanted poster to the public. No, you would not? Your case then would pretty much equate Christopher Crego’s current situation.

It is somehow surprising that some society’s members do not recognize social media as well as other web 2.0 applications to be “public”.  This appears even weirder as the desire to “communicate with the public” is considered the main drive behind the use of such platforms. In the field of internet, hence, public is where others could look into your content, get notice what you do or otherwise interact with you. Everything leaving your privacy almost automatically enters the public realm.

In this regard social media has the potential of great convenience – communication with others is just a click away. Equally important, however, social media has also proved problematic – think of people that got fired for being on Facebook while actually on sick leave or of recently reported recruiters’ practices.

So, be careful because the social media has you!

Comments (6)

  1. 18 February 2010
    myspace unblock said...

    Hey man I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to write something worth reading . I am all over the internet and I see so much useless junk that is just written for the sake of putting something fresh on their page. It takes passion to make good stuff, thanks for caring.

  2. 18 February 2010
    Forest Novick said...

    Very interesting way to market on facebook. I also found a way to automate a couple very powerful methods of getting users. You can capture ID by groups or pages or wall posts with this program. Then once you have the IDs you can do a friend blast to your user ID or sudo profile. This by passes the captcha codes too. There is also a cool chat program that you can setup scripts and keyword to work with. This program, when I use it I can see a spike in my site traffic. It is amazing…

  3. 8 March 2010
    Farm Ville said...

    Hey, I just found this blog – thanks for the fantastic work. I wanted to notify you that it’s not displaying properly on the BlackBerry Browser (I have a Storm). Anyway, I’m now on your RSS feed on my laptop, so thanks again!

  4. 13 February 2012
    Liane Markus said...

    There are people who are really having problems with their facebook and good thing you were able to discuss it here on your blog. This can serve as an eye opening blog to us.
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