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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Unspeaked, Aug 5, 2010.
If anything deserves the Picard Facepalm pic, this one does.
As for myself, I'm protected at three levels from this sort of calamity:
I don't text.
I don't have a Facebook account.
And most importantly by far, I'm faithful to my wife. Who says fidelity is overrated?
EDIT: I realized that some not-so-smart phones have texting capabilities, so I altered my first statement. The fact that I don't text still stands.
Another reason among the ever growing list of why to not have facebook.
More amazing to me was what had happened to the wife earlier: she suspected her husband was cheating on her, but he was unfazed because he claimed that their marriage was never legal in the first place. When your husband insists that you're not really married to him, THAT'S when you start divorce proceedings.
big deal. there are other ways to be caught other than facebook.
Although a lot of the responses on here are to not have Facebook, isn't the point of this story that the second wife was the one with a public facebook account? So even if the husband didn't have facebook and the first wife didn't have facebook either then the first wife could still see the second wife's facebook photos as they were totally public.
I don't text and I don't have Facebook. Interesting story though Also, on CollegeHumor I saw one conversation where one Mum was sure that this kid with the same name and in roughly the same location was her son...she was being really 'Mum-like' (you know what that means) to him. It must've really creeped him out!
*Abstract likes this*
The second so-called wife needs a swift lesson in not messing with another woman's children. I did not like how she had so much to say about the first wife, Better yet the legal wife. This man is awful!
Wow. This statement is true.
So this topic is basically being used as a reason to slam the concept of social networking rather than discuss the issue of polygamy?
It's not Facebooks fault this guy is a polygamist. Don't like facebook? fine don't join because after all it's all their fault for making you join and making you give all your information out right? Oh the horror.....they must have hacked your computer wrote your whole profile for you and put those pics of your spring break tequila fueled sex binge out there for the world to see!
If you don't want the pics of the donkey show you watched in Tijuana posted it is probably not a good idea for you to post them. If you don't want your birthday or your work info known when signing up for one of these things the DON'T provide the data. You are still in control.
The reality is the dude is just stupid and I bet he'll try and blame Facebook for it too, "but baby it's all Facebooks fault--they didn't keep the data i posted private otherwise you wouldn't have found out about my other wife!"
Well, polygamy exists and has since the dawn of time. That certainly doesn't make it right or acceptable, and society is still, as a whole, shocked and titillated when we hear about them -- Tiger Woods anyone?
The social-networking aspect of this particular story is what makes it new and different from the archetypical "he cheated on me" story that we've all heard before. In addition to differentiating this case enough to make it a high-profile story, it also serves as a good conversation starter about the concept of "privacy" in this day and age -- as we've seen in this thread.
I am concerned that we are raising up a generation of children and young adults who simply do not understand the concept of privacy as it relates to the internet (namely, that there is none!) Stories like this one (and Tiger's, too) hit that home. I also know personally of people who have been charged because they committed some crime and boasted about it or posted photos of it on a public sharing site. And I see, almost daily, photos or notes or status updates show up in my "feeds", posted from people on social network sites who almost certainly don't realize that the information they've just posted is available for the entire world to see.
Nice one, guy.
But to use this as a reason to "not have facebook" is an interesting approach...
I think this is more a reason to not
-cheat if your married
-marry a moronic guy
-keep your facebook public
I don't think blame should be placed on Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter at all.
All these are are tools that allow already-stupid people more outlets for their stupidity.
Heck, we should appreciate these tools for outing the dumb ones earlier!