With everything we have been talking about, both in class and on the blog, about social networks and virtual realities I started thinking about whether or not there needs to laws set in place on the internet for the general safety of users. Now some of you may be asking yourself, why does there need to be laws set in place on something that many believe to be an "alternate" reality? However, in many cases, mostly those dealing with social networks, this so-called "alternate" reality affects users in real life as well.
This also happens with online gaming as well, but it is not a serious as one the shown in the clip. Your personal social website or gamer identification is your property right? So, my question is that should social networking websites or online gaming websites be doing more to protect your identity? Your property? Or your safety? Right now someone can hack on to your account and pretty much do whatever they want without consequence and it is coming at a price to those who are on the receiving end.