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Social Network used for posting photos of teens

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:02:32 +0900
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In this case it is someone using a social network service with large scale effect.

    Gothenburg, and promised anonymity to 
    anyone sending in pictures. More than 
    200 pictures were submitted, giving 
    names and alleged sexual activities 
    of girls and boys aged 13 to 14. 

    Followers of the Instagram account 
    ballooned as more and more pictures 
    of Swedish teens labeled as "sluts" 
    and "whores".

    "It grew to 7,000 to 8,000 followers. 
    They were [pictures of] younger siblings 
    of my friends, born around 1997 and 
    later, that were uploaded," a 22-year-
    old Gothenburg resident told Aftonbladet.
    More at http://www.thelocal.se/45142/20121218/

It is tricky. A combination of being "anonymous", speed of sharing, large scale distribution. The bad thing is that it challenges some good principles of social networks. 

I sometimes wonder if local social ad-hoc networks would not be more interesting, instead of big centralization units, as we have today.

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:03:07 UTC

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