Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Facebook Fuzz

If you attend University of Wisconsin at La Crosse and you are drinking before your 21st birthday, don't accept a Friend Request from a girl you don't recognize. The local police department decided to take advantage of Facebook to crack down on underage drinking. After becoming friends, "Jenny Anderson" had access to her new friends' photos which, in many cases, showed underage drinking. As a result, students have been called to the police department and ticketed although "Jenny Anderson" has since disappeared.

Will knowledge of this technique alter your drinking or Facebook habits? Do you think this is an appropriate way for police departments to fight underage drinking?