I was a facebooker, and sometimes I still use it to keep up-to-date with a realistic amount of friends. Yes yes, I believe that it is impossible to have 300+ friends and actually be “friends”. But perhaps that’s just my interpretation of friend, as apposed to someone I know.
There are lots of stories that have popped up, instead of googling your potential date or employee/employer you can use facebook, or any other such information sharing website. But the latest to raise it’s head in the news is people placing information without concent.
A company boss whose personal details were displayed on Facebook under a fake entry yesterday launched a landmark High Court claim for damages.
A false profile of Mathew Firsht was entered on the social networking website with his name and date of birth, incorrectly stating he was signed up to gay groups.
It also falsely claimed he was ‘Looking for whatever I can get’ in terms of a relationship and had lied to avoid repaying loans.
Mr Firsht is suing old schoolfriend Grant Rapheal for libel and misuse of private information in what is believed to be the first defamation case involving Facebook in the UK.
He claims Mr Rapheal, a cameraman, created the profile and a link on the site called ‘Has Mathew Firsht lied to you?’ from a computer at his flat after they fell out.
What are your thoughts on the trend of social websites?