Making the Future Female

Posts tagged “Facebook

NYPD Use Fake Facebook Profiles


And you wondered who these weird people sending ‘Friend requests’ really were…


SOCIAL MEDIA BIGGER THAN PORN (and a lot of other things)


This may be old hat to many people, but I know many folks weren’t aware of these stats.

Check out this short film for some amazing facts about what you’re doing right now.  No, not that – using social media of course. Now wash your hands and watch…

http://mashable.com/2010/05/07/social-media-stats-video/


Careful with that Tweet – Old Bill is Listening…


Police and prosecutors in the UK have been accused of being “incredibly heavy-handed” when dealing with online trolls and abusive messages.

It follows several cases where young people have been arrested, fined or jailed after posting insulting comments on their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Campaign groups and experts from Oxford University say the punishments are heavier than in other countries.

Paul Chambers, 28, was fined £1,000 for tweeting “joke” about blowing up airport in Sheffield. The verdict was overturned in June 2012 BBC

According to the Campaign Against Censorship, jokes or sarcasm are often misread, especially when people only have 140 characters.

Index, which campaigns for freedom of expression, say such cases are “silly” and the police only pursue them because they are “easy prosecutions”.