MURDER ON MYSPACE
Published: Nov 29, 2006
Updated: Apr 28 2011
• References: wired
With a community of over 120 million members, MySpace cannot escape criminals and violence. In fact, there are a number of murders and violent crimes which police are tracking back to interactions between members in the MySpace community. There's even a 'ghoulish' web site called MyDeathSpace which chronicals over 600 victims of murders with MySpace profiles.
Implications - Authorities are now turning to MySpace to deal with 150 criminal probes a month. Police have spent countless hours on each victim's profile page looking for clues from comments and pictures that have been posted. They've even asked the social media website to freeze accounts in order to determine possible suspects and the time frame of the crime.