Raise your hand if you’re not on Facebook. The chances are that you didn’t raise your hand at all and if you did, I just got you to do something silly in front of your computer monitor and possibly your co-workers.
Facebook is mostly used by me and countless others to simply past the time by chatting it up with old friends, making new friends, or as a promotional tool for their business. But one thing that Facebook isn’t known for is to be a place where someone could put hits out on people until recently.
A status update nobody wants to see: Three Colombian teenagers have been killed after their names appeared, along with 97 others, on a multipart “hit list” posted on Facebook, according to multiple international reports.
Even more frightening, police don’t know who is responsible for the killings and the list itself, or the reason for the selection of names that appear upon it, although some of the victims allegedly had ties to members of drug gangs. [Source]
There was once upon a time when you couldn’t see a gangster get online a website such as Facebook or any website for that matter and give out orders to have someone killed. This just goes to show how much Facebook and social networking has changed the game and another reason why you should be more careful of what you post on your profile.