Facebook is just five years old, and over 50 million fans worldwide claim it\’s enhanced their lives immeasurably.
It\’s not fashionable to point out the darker side of social networking – when I dared to criticise Facebook, I was dubbed a reactionary fuddy-duddy.
Facebook allows you to create your own profile – a way of feeling important and individual, when your life could be very different. In fact, you could be creating a tissue of lies, and your new cyber-friends would never know.
Now the horrible case of Vanessa George, the nursery nurse who abused children in her care and then sent the images to people she\’d met via Facebook, reinforces all my fears.
And there are criminals who use cars for their crimes, so you\’ll be giving them up then, eh? And my word, you know there are muggers who use the Tube? That\’s out then. Why, people have even been known to visit supermarkets and then litter! Clearly, the stores are simply enabling a crime so you\’ll not set foot inside one again.