According to Cnet.com article, MySpace agrees to social-networking safety plan. This is a big step in social networking because regulations are starting to fall into place. While it is very tough to regulate the Internet, some measures can help prevent inappropriate conduct. Check out my post, Sad Story about Cyber-bullying on MySpace, that discusses one of these inappropriate moments.
"Under the agreement, MySpace has pledged to work with the attorneys general on a set of principles to combat harmful material on social-networking sites (pornography, harassment, cyberbullying, and identity theft, among other issues), better educate parents and schools about online threats, cooperate with law enforcement officials around the country, as well as develop new technology for age and identity verification on social-networking sites.
Today's announcement is a landmark step forward in providing new protections for teenage members of social-networking sites such as MySpace," Hemanshu Nigam, MySpace's chief security officer, said at the press conference here."
I suspect that other social networking sites will follow suit.
Do you think that imposed regulations are good for social networking? Or should social networking be more self-regulated?
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