Everyone is making more and more use of (these days) it seems, (in some form or another) these social networking sites, and they are heading headstrong IMHO (and might I say so very naievely and innocently), into these social media networks, forums, communities etc. where they are posting on them way to much info, thus giving out to much information about themselves and/or etc. without even considering what all can go wrong, especially when they (so many) are doing this in such huge numbers now these days. Now what a person doesn't understand about all of this stuff that is being engaged in these days (or) rather what they aren't thinking through within this sort of information in which they are sharing so much of, is that it may not be a new friend or an old friend that would be involved directly as a threat against them while upon any site used, but rather the threats could come by way of a "third party" in which could later on indirectly pose as a serious danger into the situation (or) could even cause for a member or an indirectly affected innocent "a very serious breach of privacy" issue to arise out of it all, and this to be as a grave issue to then be found as a result of an indirect act that wasn't expected by the victims soon to be involved in such a thing, especially when engaging in these networks or communities in which so many are doing these days (giving up way to much information about themselves and about others). I believe the horror stories right now are many, but they get washed away in a sea of numbers quickly, where as progress is so swift now, that you can become a victim, and no one will know or care about the many casulties that were afflicted by it all for years to come. Now one might ask me right now, how can this be or do explain further ? Ok I will try to get the possible senario right. You see, what a person doesn't realize, for whom may be hap-hazardly giving their real names, and laying their whole life story out these days on line, along with pictures and etc. and sadly while living upon these network sites as is joined by them now like they do. Is that when they are then posting, commenting and/or are doing everything else that one does upon these sites in which they do now daily in their lives, there can very easily be "another person" that may be lerking in the shadows so to speak (or) is in the same physical (not virtual) room at any given time with the person that one may have just made friends with (or) that one may have just accepted as an old friend, (i.e. in which one may have already known as a friend, yet hasn't been seen or heard from in years), who is then afterwards, and without ones knowledge of, allowing (mr. or mrs. anonymous), to now sit there with them (unknownst to the soon to be possible victim/member in trust there of) to make you a casualty, thus the accepted friend had allowed a third party person in such a situation (or) even an old enemy, to next begin learning, studying, stalking and/or finding out all that they want to know about you/a member, and this by way of the new or old friend's trust given when accepted as a friend or an old friend that is now in breach of ones trust, because of allowing a person who is within the room with him or her, the viewing of, and the study of a members information, life history if were added, daily routines if were added etc. and all without ones knowledge of, and why? It's because the anonymous person is not using an internet connection or joining anything at this point, but he or she is instead looking over his partners shoulder at a screen, and obtaining information through his partner or friend that is in the room allowing them to. If a person had not been so wrecklace or had checked out better these kinds of things before diving into the mud head first, otherwise before joining these sites, and giving away their privacy in this way, one may have not joined them at all. In Summary: Always beware of the third party situation, and always question your friend(s) very seriously, in order to make sure that their is no anonymous person(s), perp(s), enemy(s), etc. looking over your friend(s) shoulder, in which would somehow by this act, allow a bad person to then learn about you/stalk you without your knowledge of, and this because your friend is maybe wanting to show off his internet to a friend that you don't know, or is boasting about how many friends he or she has, in which he wants to show off to this person(s) that is currently in the room with, then showing him or her a private session to affirm these numbers to them for popularity reasons and/or etc. not knowing that they are showing this private area (or) maybe sharing this information with the devil himself. This also could open the door to many types of stalkers if not careful... Always use an alias, and never your real name while on these sites, unless you truly know that the person you are friends with, and that you are absolutely sure that they are not sharing the physical room and/or internet space, with a friend that is not your friend, and instead is your enemy or worse.