Thursday, December 08, 2005

When Murder Hits the Blogosphere

I searched the net today on my friend's computer ( she has as her homepage), and there it was... "When murder hits the blogosphere: Personal sites suddenly very public in aftermath of Pennsylvania killing". (I'm sure many of you have heard about the 18 year old who killed his girlfriend's parents.) Apparently, both Kara ( the victims' daughter) and David had blogs on their myspace accounts. Their myspace profiles and personal blogs now seem to be a great interest of authorities investigating the murder case. The article highlights a good point. Myspace and blogs provide a window into the personal lives of others. Possible valuable information could be found from a simple set of blog posts. Although the point of Myspace is to make a profile, contact and be known to others, maybe these blog postings are revealing too much information about personal lives. Maybe bloggers need to set more limits to what they say in their blog posts. Maybe anonymity really is best?.. what you say can and will be held against you.