Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Internet is a Public Place

There was a drunk driving accident here in Charlotte recently. Some peoople died. The underage driver who is claimed to have been driving drunk had a web page at MySpace.com. Nothing unusual here, many people put up web pages on these community services. Shortly after the accident a reporter at the local paper found the MySpace page. There was profile language boasting of drinking whiskey and smoking pot. There were pictures of whiskey bottles. What this person posted about himself is going to make his life more difficult. It seems that some people will post anything. The poster's seem to think that only their buddies will ever see what they write.

I see the results of this thinking all the time. The Internet is suposed to be raw and unfiltered, but then people are supposed to have brains. Just because it is offensive, or stupid, is no reason not to post something, but you have to remember that your mother might see that photo.

3 Comments:

Blogger KMasters said...

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4:04 PM  
Blogger KMasters said...

I agree with everything except your photo. Has your mother seen it?

4:12 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

I saw the newscast you are referring to. Very sad... That young woman looked to be one who had much to offer the human race.

Difficult topics you are tackling here - good luck and keep it up!

5:41 PM  

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