I though this article was interesting and related a lot to what we’ve been talking about in class
A New Jersey teen tweeted last night “There is somone in my hour ecall 911.” and was seemingly kidnapped a short time later.
But now the case is being investigated as a runaway – not a kidnapping. The teen was apparently identified as a girl who was taken in a cab later that night to a train station. She still hasn’t been found, but authorities aren’t suspecting foul play.
It’s interesting that this girl may have used twitter to fake her own kidnapping. It’s showing all these other uses for social media that most people wouldn’t even consider. It kind of makes me think, is social media harming or helping us? Because that girl tweeted this the police station in that town had to send out members of the police force to follow up on something that may have been bogus all along.
What are your guy’s thoughts?