Tuesday, May 04, 2010
When social networking gets abused.....
I have just had a lengthy discussion with a friend of mine who does not have any social networking accounts at all, no Facebook, no Twitter, no MySpace, not even a Flickr account.
Sadly a 3rd party has setup a Facebook account in his name and is now using it to maliciously comment on my friends employer Facebook Wall. As you may imagine, getting an email from the Company Chairman with what at first glance to him appear to be facts & an invitation to explain why he has made these comments somewhat perplexed my friend.
Difficult to defend yourself against & prove 100% that it's not you. Sadly the IT Dept of the business appears unable or unwilling to take the speedy action required & report to Facebook central.
So beware, it's not it's cracked up to be when it's abused. Am seriously considering closing down my account.