Teens Arrested After Posting Incriminating Video To MySpace
from the that-person-on-your-top-eight-is-a-cop dept
Once again, MySpace proves to be a friend of law and order. Two teenagers have been arrested after posting a video of themselves firebombing an abandoned airplane hanger to the site. It seems that while many fear the site could be a haven for criminals and predators, it's proving to be a place where scofflaws publicly expose their misdeeds. In fact, this could be the fulfillment of Jay Walker's vision for an online neighborhood watch. It's not clear if anyone thinks their pages are actually private. Surely they realize how easy it is to sign up and look at other people's profiles. Then again, if you're looking for yet another data point to explain why MySpace has lapped the field in the social networking space, it may have something to do with the perception that it is a private clubhouse that outsiders wouldn't get, or don't know about. Again, we can't help but wonder what happens when the MySpace generation runs for office.