In our meeting today we all were able to come up with a story regarding Facebook. From the case of Anthony Stancl the American teenager who blackmailed fellow students at his secondary school into having sex after using their Facebook images . And to a story here in the UK about Craig Lynch, he is on the run from police after absconding from prison three months ago, but is still finding time to update his Facebook page.
And the list goes on, so what is it about Facebook that makes us put so much information about ourselves? I guess the main reason is because we use it to link up with friends, but for some reason we seem to forget that that information is not private.
A few weeks ago Helen from WHYS wrote a blog post about trusting Facebook, many of you said you didn’t. But more than 350 million people round the world are active users and the numbers grow all the time, so there must be something we love about it? Why do you use Facebook?