I have recently become aware of myspace.com. Friends of mine have created profiles, and I was curious to check them out.
Without going into too much detail, I wondered what the implications were, especially in the wake of the AOL user data breach. That, of course, was intentional. However, myspace.com profiles is chockful of all sorts of private information. I believe the last articles I read had to do with these profiles being read by potential employers and the authorities. I can see how someone looking to hire another person might want to get more information. I would just be concerned what they might find, especially when people seem to treat Internet bios as some kind of confessional. I believe the authorities of the law enforcement variety became interested in looking at profiles because some completely thick-headed people posted things like underage drinking, vandalism, etc.
I think it is interesting to see how this is going to play out. I know that there has already been some awareness gained by the public when it comes to sexual predators because of on-line chatting. Do people not make the connection here? There is some level of risk for all ages here, but the younger posters, to me, just seem more vulnerable.