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Is Facebook dangerous?

by Isabel Boddy
(Barcelona Spain)

I was thinking maybe a documentary on the dangers on facebook.


A lot of people have their profiles so that anybody can see who they are and what their lives consist of. I personally have facebook and at least one person a day adds me who I have no idea who they are. The scariest part is that I usually have 'mutual friends' with them which almost convinces me that I may know them somehow.

However, when I speak to my friends they say they didn't know who it was and just accepted because they had 'mutual friends' which probably leads back to one person who is the type of person who accepts anyone, no matter whether they know them or not. It's a scary thought how many people use it and how often people are on. Even my great great uncle from Argentina who is 98 years old can tag me in pictures and talk to me on facebook chat!

What's even worse is now they have created this thing called 'places' so you can know where most of your facebook friends are at all times, and if you really want to use it then everybody can see where you are!

I sound quite critical of the site but then again I use it very often myself as there is something quite addictive about it. I was quite interested in it though.. and was just wondering if it would be a good documentary idea? or if you guys could help me develop it? or even have something better for me? thank you so much!

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Jan 27, 2011
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You're on to something
by: Webmaster

This is actually quite an intriguing concept.

Apr 24, 2011
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awesome!
by: tiffani

Well i really like this idea! Seeing how much we should all care about the safety of are on lives, i fully agree with you making a doucumentary about this! i support ur everystep! and i cant wait to see this documentary.

May 18, 2011
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go forward
by: Anonymous

wow well concept . go forward it's yours . you can make reveal something new and interesting after researching the subject but the problem is how to visualize.

Sep 14, 2011
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DO IT
by: Anonymous

This is a BIG question and I have a feeling there will come a day when millions of people would give anything to go back in time and NOT make that FB profile... but so often if the creeps are exposed before things get out of hand, damage can be mitigated.

The fundamental danger with FB is SURVEILLANCE. All this information-- more than we imagine-- is being kept... by whom? For what?

Dec 29, 2011
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Interesting
by: sudhina vk

GREAT..IT HAS BECOME A NECESSITY TO DIG OUT THE DANGER IN FACEBOOK.WISH U ALL SUCCESS..EAGER WAITING!

Mar 02, 2012
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Excellent idea
by: Anonymous

Many people particularly the older generation do not under the risks. In particular privacy settings or who looks at it. Prehaps you could interview people who have got into trouble with facebook.
I think you could look at the addictive aspect and the impact on mental health.

Dec 23, 2012
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FB a threat to users
by: Anonymous

Great! just go on with this idea, believe it's gonna do good to all of us fb users. Cheers!!!

May 20, 2013
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Not really
by: Anonymous

To an extent. But if you know how to use your settings, you can take yourself off networks, refuse apps, untag yourself and post general updates. You can also delete chat as you speak with the clear window option.
Above all, no one can add you as friend. You can ignore their friendship request. If you take time to read through the fine print, you can also refuse to let third party advertisers contact you. It is your choice in the end on how you use social media.

Nov 13, 2013
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but how ??/
by: nishat

but how it possible ???
i mean how to tke a shots on this documentary ????

Aug 24, 2016
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safe people
by: sudipta saha

good

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