Facebook LLC has received a lot of publicity lately, understandably so. I unfortunately, have to say the publicity isn’t positive; in fact it is very negative. Rumors have been spreading throughout the internet about a virus called fan check supposedly infecting Facebook user’s computers with a virus. According to all of the sources I’ve read the fan check virus has yet to be confirmed, it’s currently only a rumor and just like in real life rumors lead to trouble.
PC advisor wrote about how users wanting to find out if the fan check virus is real, are actually catching real viruses. When users read about this virus on social networks, they instinctively go to search engines such as Google to get more information and end up clicking into websites that give them real viruses.
President Obama spoke to teenagers about Facebook September 8th in his back to school speech. According to an article onreuters.com when a teenager asked Obama how to become President of the US, part of the Presidents reply was “I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life.”
What President Obama said should be basic knowledge in this day and age, but apparently it isn’t. When you’re young you can sometimes be ignorant and not realize what you do or say may have an impact on your future. According toreuters.com, people have been rejected for jobs because of what was seen on their Facebook and or MySpace pages by future employers. If you want more information on what President Obama said about the internet in his Back to school speech go to reuters.com. If you would like to read my source on the fan check virus go to pcadvisor.co.uk