Social Networking Websites: A Concatenation of Impersonation, Denigration, Sexual and Aggressive Solicitation, Cyber-Bullying and Happy Slapping Videos
Bruce L. Mann
March 22, 2009
International Journal of Law & Information Technology, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 252-267, 2009
Hands-off legislation, toothless policy statements, unknowing parents, uncaring participants, and unwilling social network intermediaries (SNIs), have conspired to invite impersonation, denigration, sexual or aggressive solicitation, cyber-bullying, and happy slapping to the members of most social networking websites (SNWs). The situation is serious - serious because the user-generated content (UGC) that is displayed on-screen is destroying users ’ lives; serious too, because of the volume of users at risk from posting their content, without intervention by the SNI.
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Date posted: February 23, 2012
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