Monday, March 19, 2012

booked by facebook

Consider it a good sign of how easy it is to use. Any service casting a huge net like Facebook is certain to pull in a jambalaya of jokers. These are the users who are a few pages short of a complete facebook. 

Attention criminals - law enforcement uses social media in their investigations. 

Stealing the nameplate from a judge’s door is extreme stupidity so the facebook posting your picture holding your stolen prize is par for the course. 

(Broward County Sheriff's Dept.)

He was booked via facebook.


more than a common friend 

The basic goal of FB is connection but many users don’t understand there are unexpected connections. FB is constantly offering suggestions for new connections. Imagine checking out a suggested “friend” whose common friend in your estranged husband and discovering she is married to your husband. 

That’s what happened to a Washington state woman recently

The two details of this story I find most interesting: 
  1. What's the first thing “wife 1” does? Calls her MIL. Now that has all the ingredients for a lively conversation. 
  2. Husband-for-two turned to the legal system not to file for divorce but to change his name. Yes that would be cheaper than a divorce but you do get what you pay for. 

I’m wondering if there is a market for a new service. I would call it FaceCrime. Please share your thoughts.

26 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

 I'll never understand why people think social media is private media? They deserved to get caught!

Frau said...

Too funny! Like Liz said nothing on social media is private! I wish it was so I can complain about my crazy sister and pain in the butt MIL!

lisleman said...

 Maybe I could offer social media basics for the clueless.
thanks

lisleman said...

 thanks - Now what possibly would you want to say that they don't already know?

Lindamedrano said...

My cousin put her home address on FB and then includes her vacation plans.  She's from Oklahoma.  Maybe it's different there.  LOL.  Thanks for coming by my place.  Keep the coffee on.  I'll be back.

lisleman said...

 thanks for checking A Few Clowns Short - coffee sure but this time of day is more for beer.  If you find your way back here check out Fat Ass  Donuts - it one of my better ones.
http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/2010/07/fat-ass-donuts.html

oceangirl said...

I'm worried of myself at "this" social media.  What I say can be used against me!

Bearmancartoons said...

If you are going to change your identity...lesson is stay off facebook

lisleman said...

 Unless you change your face too.  Trying to get out of a divorce with a name change is pretty dumb.

lisleman said...

 Against you by who?  I don't remember anything you have written that  could cause a problem.

savannah said...

and the hits just keep coming, sugar! LOL 

oceangirl said...

By me self! It is that woman thing again.

Agnes Pages said...

So stupid... on so many levels.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Further proof jsut hope stupid some people can be.  I yiyi.
jj

lisleman said...

 You mean the people just keep coming to FB?  The criminal minded people don't want to miss out on anything - right?
thanks

lisleman said...

 yes I agree  -  how many levels of stupid are there?

lisleman said...

 They are everywhere.  I don't like it when they are driving near me.  thanks

Kim said...

Kids are so clueless about how they present themselves on Facebook--they don't seem to understand that what they post can and will be be used against them!

lisleman said...

 Not just kids.  That husband-for-two was not a kid.  thanks

unknownmami said...

I heard about the husband connection on NPR.

lisleman said...

Do you listen to the "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" show?  I heard about it on that show and then looked it up.  thanks

unknownmami said...

Yup, that's where I heard it.

lisleman said...

my favorite radio show - we saw it live once

Jene said...

I agree. We need to stop thinking that the internet is anonymous. I think they need to start teaching these things in high school, some of the things my young(ish) cousins post online just horrify me, and I certainly got into my own fair share of trouble.

Jene said...

Oh, and of course now there's the whole issue of potential employers requiring the password to applicants' Facebook pages. Talk about a violation of privacy.

lisleman said...

 As you may know, there is a new law in Illinois to prevent that.  Companies are really stepping over the line to ask for passwords.

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