Unfriending, Untagging and Deleting Comments
Women and young adults are more likely to prune their friend lists, delete comments, and otherwise personally manage their Facebook accounts. Actively managing your online profile appears to be something that women and younger people are concerned about.
Perhaps women rightly fear being stalked or harassed more than men, being that these crimes occur to women more frequently. Stalkingvictims.com states, “…women are especially vulnerable to online harassment...”
Why are We So Outraged by Randi Zuckerberg?
The universal outrage probably stems from the fact that the average Facebook user knows they don’t have the power to correct errors or ensure their intentions will be honored. Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group, was quoted by CBSNews, “The thing that bugged me about Randi Zuckerberg’s response is that she used her name as a bludgeoning device. Not everyone has that. She used her position to get it [the photo] taken it down.”
The response by Facebook has been to make privacy settings easier to access. Click the little padlock symbol on your Facebook page and see who can see what.
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CBS News. Zuckerberg Family Pic Stirs Facebook Privacy Debate. (2012). Accessed December 28, 2012.
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