What’s got 800 million users and loves rape jokes?
“Whats 10 inches and gets girls to have sex with me? my knife.”
“You know she’s playing hard to get when she trys to break out of your van.”
These sayings exist as fan pages on Facebook, with 60 people liking the former and 921 liking the latter. They’re just two among many rape jokes on the social networking site. When asked to remove the offensive content, reports Ms. Magazine, Mark Zuckerberg maintained that the pages will stay put on Facebook.
“FB PAC will give our employees a way to make their voice heard in the political process by supporting candidates who share our goals of promoting the value of innovation to our economy while giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected,” said a spokesman via email.
Interesting choice by Facebook. What do you think the means to the end is here?
It turns out that unfriending the least discreet friend increases your security by an average of more than 5 per cent—worth it for a casual acquaintance, but perhaps not so easy if your best buddy is a blabbermouth.
Kaplan [Test Prep] conducted a phone survey of 123 of the top 200 graduate programs in education, engineering, psychology, and public administration, as designated by U.S. News & World Report, in May.
Admissions officers were asked if they felt that it was appropriate for students to use social networks such as Facebook to reach out to graduate schools, and 65 percent responded that doing so would be inappropriate.
In addition, 29 percent of the admissions officers who were permitted to visit applicants’ social networking pages rejected applicants due to content found on those pages.
In a recent survey of 2,000 parents by LAPTOP Magazine, fifty-five percent of parents admitted to using Facebook for digital snooping into the lives of their children. Another five percent would use Facebook if someone taught them how to utilize it. The most common tactic for the digital snooping is checking out the most recent status updates. Other methods of spying on their children included reading posts on the wall as well as checking out pictures that have been tagged with the child’s name. Technically-savvy parents have even logged into a friend’s account to gain more access into their child’s digital life.
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