How Honest Is Too Honest? Facebook & YouTube In The News

March 17, 2008 at 1:11 pm 1 comment

By Ben

Almost a year ago, a new application called the ‘honesty box’ was developed for Facebook. This application allows users to post a question that people can answer anonymously – something that The New York Times says “has become another weapon in the cyberbully’s arsenal.

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Some students Palo Alto High School in California have been using the honesty box for this exact purpose, and one student even received a message saying “You should kill yourself. No one likes you.”

Although one of the application’s creators, Dan Peguine, says he developed the honestly box because he was curious to see what people thought of him, it’s not shocking that the application has been abused. Still, Peguine says that the word used most in the honesty box is ‘love’.

In other news, the Chinese government blocked YouTube after protest videos about Tibet were posted on the site.

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