5 Ways to Foul Up on Facebook
Why do people post about drugs, sex and violence?
Social networking is suppose to be fun and easy. A way to get in touch with old friends, update loves ones about your life, go through every single photo belonging to your high school crush. Fun stuff. However, some folks didn't get the memo and have used Facebook to live dangerously.
Not a week goes by where we don't read about a crazy story involving Facebook. So, Loop 21 has created a list of what not to do on Facebook.
1. Sex Sells but Selling Sex on Facebook is Not a Good Idea
A 19-year-old housewife was arrested for allegedly running an under-age prostitution ring on Facebook. Indonesian police went undercover as prospective clients and were able to see photos posted of girls age 16-20 and their rates for various services ($82 - $154). If convicted of child prostitution the ringleader can face 10 years in jail.
2. Facebook is for Finding Friends not Contracting Killers
Christine Metter, 41, and her father Al Zombory, 77 were convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband over a a custody battle. Metter received 10 years while her AARP dad got nine. Sometimes the contract goes through. In the case of Corey White, he was murdered after his baby mama posted "I will pay somebody a stack ($1,000) to kill my baby father."
3. Don't Post Nasty Notes About Your Mom, Dad, Wife, Husband...
Just because you block people from seeing your status updates or notes doesn't mean they aren't going to see them. Especially if they the blocked are members of your family. Tommy Jordan, discovered a nasty note written by his daughter on her FB page. The note, which he reads word for word on a YouTube clip, pushed him so far over the edge that he did as any gun owning father would do: He shot her beloved laptop. Think that's a fluke. Mark Byron talked smack about his estranged ex-wife, violating an agreement they had, and now has to apologize to her on his FB page for 30 days straight. Like the saying goes "If you don't have anything nice to say..."
4. Convicted Felons Shouldn't Use FB to Commit More Crimes
Facebook is so popular that even the police are using it friend, follow and arrest criminals. Perhaps Vicki Bogardus and Michael Wheeler, both convicted felons, should have thought of that before attempting to sell guns via a FB gun group. Well, Arkansas police came knocking and found 15 guns at Bogardus' home...along with her three month old daughter.
5. Photos of Your Kids Should Show Them Smiling and Happy...Not Hogtied
We know him by name now, Andre Curry. The 21-year-old made the mistake of 1 - duct tapping his 22-month-old daughter 2 - posting it on his FB page. It wasn't long before child protection services arrested Curry for charges of aggravated domestic battery.