Are you aware in social network may cause you in danger???

June 2, 2010 6:31pm CST
Be in social network is so exciting making new friends, or maybe you will meet someone unfortunately drag you into danger....oppps yes guys news here that a lady died in the hotel and the suspect was the guy she had meet in the social network "facebook" according to news that they exchange messages in this site many times and met each other thrice and they decided to go on the hotel and the incident happens. Do you trust people you meet in social networking? or shall I say how far could you give your trust to the people you've meet in the social networking? air your views so that everyone may aware of the possibilities that it may also happen to anybody.....and to you.
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22 responses
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
yes of course.. cause community sites can reveal all my personal and private infos like address and birthdays.. for example you had a fight with another member of a community site, if he/she will just research for you infos he/she can find it.. tha's why sometimes i put fake info's on info's tab..
@MDG2211 (711)
• Argentina
4 Jun 10
It is necessary to have a lot of care in the social networks, because it does not know one with that class persons' this treating, because of it before revealing personal information is the intimate one it is necessary to know another person who is of another side. Always it is necessary to distrust, but after a time it is possible to know these virtual friends. They are the new experiences that the persons must overcome of these time.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Jun 10
I add the people I know or the people who know the same people as I do and most of them are church people. However I will add some professional people such as authors, writers, cooks, etc. because I want to learn of them. But these are the type that if they did anything wrong, it would get all over the news and society would ostracize them. If someone wanted to meet someone to date or as a potential spouse, I would think the person should not choose Facebook or sites like that, but would go to a site specifically set up for potential marriage partners such as Eharmony. It is not that Facebook is dangerous, but that the person does not realize its purpose. A site where one discusses things, one is careful of giving their personal information. That is why on Facebook there is a privacy setting.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 10
Social networking can be a fun place to 'meet' people from all over the world. Many have found their life partner through online and some have found wonderful virtual friends. To me, when it comes to social networking, I never want to give my real profile information, just in case they will want to look up for me and try to find me. Just think about it, if I can fake my profile information, other could have been faking theirs too. I think the real problem is when they start chatting online and getting into a 'relationship'. They get carried away with all the sweet talks. Then they want to meet and that is where some unfortunate people, sometimes but not always, get into real danger. When I chat online, I will always analyze the way the other person talk and always keep the chat conversation for future references. Sometimes you will discover whether the person you have been chatting for a while is a player or a real person. Personally, I accept any facebook's friends request because my profile information is not real and they will not much information about me. Only my true facebook's friends know who I am in person. The keyword here is 'think before you act'. Stay safe my friends.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 10
When u go to hotel, it is properly to start an intimate relationships.Network friends meeting should avoid hotels in my opinion.Meeting like in starbucks,or fast food chains should be sufficient , and also shopping malls.10 years ago i think the internet is little safer.But now sadly , it full of freaks monster and psycho cases.I firm believer we should not but privacy information online.But i do have success case friends meeting onlne and continue to be friends face to face.Social network are dangerous indeed.But i guess playing with the unknown has it attractiveness.
• United States
3 Jun 10
I do not trust people online. It is very easy to hide who you really are. You need to be able to interact with a person in real life to see how they react in certain situations. That being said, I think there are many good people online. If you want to take things a step further it is important to meet them in a public situation. Just keep in the front of your mind that this person may not be anything like what you imagine. Online they are allowed to be a character. In real life it is harder to pretend to be someone you are not. Though, back in the days of IRC, I met someone in a chat room. We talked for years, Then we talked on the phone, then we met and dated in real life for a couple of years, then we got married. I have been married to her for 9 years now. So it can work. Just be careful.
@jasmeena (850)
• Indonesia
3 Jun 10
We can`t fully trust people we meet on social networking, especially if he or she is a new person to us. A few months ago, there were some teenage girls left home after meeting their Facebook friends. Before we meet, make sure, that we meet in public places, keep your mobile active, and if you smell a rat, just be careful..not all people we know from social networking site are bad, but still, we must be extra careful
@Comagirl (146)
• Spain
3 Jun 10
You always need a healthy degree of scepticism, when entering any new relationship - whether friendship, online acquaintance, business, etc. Your criteria of judgement should be consistent always, and your guard not lowered by the tempting illusion of anonymity and privacy of being online - because it is, sadly, totally illusory...
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
3 Jun 10
Situations like this have been reported in China many times. I won't give too much trust to a net friend in the real world. I'll take them stranger. It's stupid for one to believe a person who is contacted only on the internet, especially for a girl. Maybe bad guys are minority, but if you were unlucky, it would be all.
@xtinelee (3378)
• Singapore
3 Jun 10
For me, social networking websites like facebook is just for me to play the games there. Not really for making friends. Maybe linking with the now friends.. so no danger for me I guess.
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
3 Jun 10
ok my thing is if someone is dumb enough to go to hotel or anywhere to meet someone off the net they are just stuipd.
@bonus150 (62)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
I don't really approve friends I meet in a social networking sites. I only add friends that I actually interact in the real world. I use networking sites to communicate with my friends keeping in touch and stuff like that. I think social networking sites become dangerous when people trust a complete stranger. Besides I only meet new people when I play games such as poker. I do add them as my poker buddy but never as a friend in my facebook account. I never trust the people whom I have never met in facebook.
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
I am aware of that news, and it saddened me. Social network is suppose to help you improve your social skills, and establish new connections, which could enhance your business and get reconnected with old friends. The best way to avoid getting into danger is, not to invite or accept total strangers on facebook and other social sites. I only accept invites from people whom I've met personally and those whom I have mutual friends.
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Well, I don't give my full trust to people I meet online. There is a certain limitation. I only talk to them online but It would definitely not come to the point that I would meet them in person or I would give any personal information. I have enough friends and family who loves me to bond with. Aside from that I don't join social network with the intention of meeting anyone. I'm joining social network to reconnect with long lost friends, to get updated with their lives and to communicate with them. If someone adds me up and I don't know that person usually I don't approve the friend request since that person will be able to gain access to my personal information once added. Here in Mylot though even if you add the person or accept the friend request the risk is not that much.
@med889 (5958)
3 Jun 10
I read in mylot itself in a discussion that a girl was found tied up in a bed far away and she was kidnapped by a psychopath, she thought he was a good person she met on facebook and finally the person turns to be the worst of all, so we should be very careful when getting on those social site, as far as we know how to use them we can find it very useful though.
@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Social networking sites have pros and cons. I am aware of the dangers. That is why I only accept personal friends, classmates, and officemates as my friend. I don't want unknown people to keep looking into my personal details. In my facebook profile, I choose which info I want to show to people who are not part of my network.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
3 Jun 10
I normally go by instinct. I am a straightforward woman, so when my chat partner is talking in circle, that's when I start to doubt their credibility. And when I meet people, I am normally good at reading gesture, So I hope it will help me in deciding who I can go with.
@rsa101 (15468)
• Quezon City, Philippines
3 Jun 10
Well I used FAcebook to get in touch with my family and friends but not with strangers. If there is anyone trying to befriend me that is not familiar with me I do not accept their friendship.
• India
3 Jun 10
Its because of the 2 persons interest of meeting each other and not the problem of social networking, the social networking is just a platform it doesn't create danger , it depends on the usage of people. Facebook didn't force that women to meet the guy na? its all about each individuals decision you or i dint get killed nor dint kill because you dint try to meet or do any such things even when we are into Facebook
• United States
3 Jun 10
I don't meet people online. I believe in trusting no one you personally don't know. I know it is a harsh world out there and you can't go around meeting people online because its to scary. yes i do have a facebook page and i only use it for talking to friends and family on there and of course playing games. I don't go on there looking at people's pages i don't know because i dont know them and i have no business at looking at there pages wondering who they are in life. Talking to people you don't know is very scary.