Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Myspace gets a lot of bad press, I think when people see something like the recent DOPA, (Bill 410-15) they think it’s a good thing. But they don’t realize all the other sites it could affect. Flickr is considered a social networking site and that’s where I host my pictures. I even have a pro account there. I know a lot of other people who use flickr and have pro accounts there. Other sites that would be considered social networking: Amazon, blogs with multiple contributors (see MDK KAL), and many more.
This may seem like a small problem, but creating a solution without a problem seems like a big deal to me. Flickr, myspace and may other social networking sites are no more dangerous than walking down streets in your town, or at the local mall, (where you’ll see many young girls dressed very provocatively and half nude A&F models) or your local library. Predators can be anywhere. The solution is to educate people
I’ve also heard the argument that libraries and schools are for learning. Should libraries no longer offer the latest Daniele Steel novel? It’s certainly not educational, neither is John Grisham or Tom Clancy for that matter, maybe we’d better get rid of all fiction.