Monday, April 12, 2010
It's all too relevant that the discussion of flaming and cyber-bullying in today's world couldn't go without discussion. It seems like it is all too common that Facebook is growing into the newest way to harass people anonymously. Individuals or groups of people create Facebook Groups or made up names and utilize them to abuse their page for bad purposes. Creating offensive groups or sending threating messages to others. Much like the main point in the beginning of the chapter, every technology has advantages and disadvantages, good and bad features. A site used and aimed for making friends and predominantly meeting people, also can be used as a vehicle for bullying and abuse. It's a shame and frustrating, that individuals feel the safe enough to hide behind pseudonyms or false profiles and say things that they have good knowledge of are wrong. It is almost certain, that people who hide behind a facade, would never say the same things in person.