Wednesday 20 November 2013

No, I Don’t Think Facebook’s On The Hook For This One…

The daughter of a woman murdered by her jealous ex-boyfriend after he stalked her on Facebook has warned of the dangers of
Oh boy…
social networks.
Hmmm. Really? Did she meet a complete stranger, then? A digital upgrade of Mr Goodbar, a man with no known history?
Speaking about Mills who was best man at her parents' wedding, the 24-year-old said: "He was always around, he was my dad's best friend. "
Miss Smith got back in touch with Mills after splitting from her husband. The pair grew closer and were in a relationship for four years before splitting in 2006. But after the split, despite remaining on friendly terms with Miss Smith, Mills set up a bogus Facebook account in the name of Charlie Manning and started a new online relationship with his ex.
How, ummm, cozy.
Miss Smith had cut ties with Manning and had planned to stop contact with Mills after beginning a new relationship, when he lured her to his flat and killed her.
Yes, once more, I'm not seeing the problem with Facebook here.
Speaking about the dangers of Facebook, Miss Harvey, a mum-of-four said: "It is so important to raise awareness of the dangers of Facebook and remind people when someone is nice to you on there they aren't always going to be real.
But...he was real. She knew him in real-life!
"I think if she was a stronger woman in herself and had said no and ended it properly at the beginning rather than at the end, things may have been different.
"Mum just went to help and she kept helping him right to the end, that sadly was the downfall."
Now, I loathe Facebook, never used it, it just me, or is it not an issue here at all?

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