This social networking this is way outta control. First a MARTA bus driver gets suspended after a passenger twitpics him using his cell and now a teacher has been forced to resign over Facebook photos! Ashley Payne, a former Georgia high school teacher is smack dab in the middle of the most recent social networking controversy. Payne was forced to resign, after school administrators questioned the material posted on her Facebook page. Payne says she had pictures of her trip to Europe on the site and wrote about a game she plays with friends. She says none of the material was inappropriate, but a parent complained about a picture of her holding a drink in her hand.
I had no idea how a parent could have seen something like that on my page cause I had everything set to private. I wasn’t friends with any students. I didn’t give any access to students or parents.
The photo below is one of the pics that got Payne fired. She was holding a glass of Guinness Beer after visiting a brewery in Dublin:
Meet Edward Richardson, 41, of Staffordshire England. Richardson was just convicted of murdering his wife last year after she changed her FACEBOOK marital status to single:
“Richardson became enraged when Sarah changed her marital status on Facebook to single and decided to go and see her as she was not responding to his messages. He gained entry by breaking the front door window and made his way into the property.
Once inside he found Sarah in her bedroom and subjected her to a frenzied and brutal attack with a knife and then attempted to take his own life. (Source)
This fruitcake has since been sentenced to life with a minimum of 17 years in prison but that still doesn’t make up for the fact that this was a totally senseless crime. I’m still amazed at the amount of people who actually PAY ATTENTION to peoples relationship statuses on Facebook. Hell…mine used to change with my mood too until I just decided to leave it at “complicated”… Life is crazy and the internet is the DEVIL. 😯