MyCrimeSpace Dot Com

By: Trend Spotter - May 13, 2007   Updated: Mar 25 2011
References: mycrimespace compiles records and reports of crimes committed using the ever popular website, and other similar sites like Craiglist. Crimes include everything from issuing threats, to solicting and everything in between.

Implications - The rise of social networking and online communities has unfortunately opened the door to cyber crime. Since official legislation protecting Internet users is scant and vague, trusting users are more vulnerable to heinous attacks than ever. Watchdog websites have sprung up in droves to keep Internet users informed on the latest scams, crimes and online threats. This guerrilla solution speaks to a larger need for protection and advocacy in the online sphere -- and poses an opportunity for savvy entrepreneurs.