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False Associations

03/20/2010

It’s important to completely follow a train of thought when you attempt to enact (or convince someone to enact) a policy which will affect a large number of people.  I don’t think these folk were thinking clearly.  It’s also possible they are being intentionally manipulative.  Advocates are stating that because someone was lured, via Facebook into meeting with a murder and pervert that  a “Panic Button” be created on the user homepage to prevent bullying.  While I don’t know all the details, it seems that clicking such a button would not occur to someone  who was deceived anyway.  It’s not that I disagree with providing a method to report jerks, but it’s not really appropriate to use a true tragedy like the one mentioned in the article as a vehicle to campaign for an anti-bullying feature.

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