LOL....especially those asking for login and password information, or those from Marcus and Tuan asking for users to judge their "performance" recorded during the Tom's Karaoke Night this past Saturday (shivers)...Nice Keving, Nice.
Accurate judge of society is right.
1. pictures of college kids getting crunked [check]
2. microblogging about every detail of your boring life [applies to some]
P.S. Facebook does NOT hand over information to the police 'if they but only ask', unless there is a case involved ie, they warrant the information. Facebook does not have to do anything for them, it's a courtesy, and the Facebook group is comprised of normal human beings who would be glad to provide assistance in circumstances of helping solve a case/stop bullying. They don't want to end up like myspace and their cyber-bullies
I'm detecting there are a few different types of folks on the internet.
1) The folks who complain about every new technology being a violation of their privacy
2) The folks who willingly and ignorantly share all of thier personal information with strangers on their buddy list
3) The educated individuals who understand technology always comes with pros & cons, and most things in your life are so mundane that the only people who benefit from it are criminals
[citation][nom]neon neophyte[/nom]people provide a LOT of information of facebook, thinking its private.police only have to ask for information, facebook happily provides it. without warrent.[/citation]
I agree, IMO the first assumption you make when posting anything on the net is that there's nothing private about it. ANYONE that posts something and assumes it's private... well... lets just say that it's not very smart.
[citation][nom]tenor77[/nom]I worry that somehow future archaeologist will discover the facebook records and think that it's an accurate judge of our society[/citation]
Yes, but what makes you think the same isn't true with what they dig up today? Science is replete with abarations like this.
well, what do you expect when you just through all of your personal information out to some random web server that also happens to be one of the most well known and biggest repositories of personal information that isn't owned/secured by the government?