Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The War on MySpace

CNN Monday is featuring this daisy about sexual predators on MySpace:
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0) - Robert Young, a guest blogger on GigaOm, writes that the increased scrutiny of MySpace because of sexual predators who are using the social networking service to locate their victims could have a heavy cost. If the question of how to deal with sexual predation is "on the table, you can pretty much kiss major ad buys goodbye," argues Young. The dilemma for MySpace is that taking security steps like verifying users' identities could put brakes on the website's explosive growth. Murdoch's response, when asked by Newsweek about the problem: A third of MySpace's workforce is devoted to weeding out inappropriate content.

Reference is made to this ABC news report about kid touchers on MySpace. If you circle back a few weeks, Dateline did this phenomenal story about online sex predators, one they even caught twice in the filming of the segment.

We must destory MySpace at all costs.

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