One day. That’s how long it took for someone to put out another MySpace/Facebook pervert press release. This is the sixth one since January.
Our blood pressure rises a little bit each time we read one of these damn things. When will something substantive be tackled? I mean, if you don’t want your kids talking to perverts? Don’t let them on the internet by themselves! Damn.
ATTORNEY GENERAL JACK CONWAY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH FACEBOOK TO MAKE SITE SAFER
Frankfort, Ky. (May 8, 2008) – Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia have reached an agreement with Facebook to better protect children from predators and inappropriate content.
“I have been encouraging Facebook to get on board and follow MySpace’s lead in protecting children who visit these sites from adults who are trying to prey on their vulnerability and innocence,” General Conway said. “I am gratified that we’re moving forward with this agreement in an effort to protect Kentucky kids.”
The agreement is similar to the one that MySpace reached in January with 49 states and the District of Columbia. MySpace agreed to head a task force, which Facebook has joined, to explore and develop age and identity-identification tools for social-networking sites.
Don’t get us wrong– everyone appreciates keeping our kids safe. But it’s been five months. We’re tired of hearing about MySpace perverts or whatever. Legislators, former attorneys general, Democratic leaders and the everyday rank and file voters are beginning to complain to us– a lot. Can we cool it for a while? Maybe sue an oil company or whatever for a few minutes?
For the record: everyone else is afraid to offer constructive criticism and we’ve gotten a lot of push-back about mentioning this. But come on! We can’t be the only ones rolling our eyes at wasted potential. Especially if someone wants to run for governor/senate in a couple years.