FaceBook Being Used For Psychological Profiles

The Dakota Student newspaper at the University of North Dakota is reporting on the use of the popular social networking site FaceBook by college administrators to create behavioral profiles on students who face disciplinary issues. According to a January 30, 2006 article — Jerry Bulisco, the associate dean of Student Life, said that Facebook is […]

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Police Stake Out Facebook

An article in The California Aggie discusses how campus police are using the popular social networking site to hunt criminals and cyberstalkers. From the article — Lt. Nader Oweis, a detective with the UC Davis Police Department, insisted the officers are not using their Facebook accounts for the purpose of staking out students or farming […]

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Teen Blogs Alarm Some Schools

The Washington Post has a lengthy article on the growing alarm among school officials on the use of blogs by teens and the personal information and pictures that they routinely post on popular social network sites like Facebook, MySpace and Xanga. We have discussed on this blog in the past that blogs and social network […]

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FaceBook Profiles Being Monitored by Employment Recruiters

The Harvard Crimson is reporting on the use of FaceBook, the popular student social network, by employment recruiters to get information on students and prospect for employees. Is there any doubt that these new online social network profiles are a new form of public record? You can read the entire article @ Facebook Profiles May […]

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Why MySpace Matters For People Search

With over 41 million registered users, and growing, it’s easy to see why social network sites like MySpace are fast becoming a valuable new tool for free people search and skip tracing, especially if the person you are looking for is in the thirty-something and younger demographic. As we have mentioned before on this blog, […]

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