Did you read this??
No matter what anyone says, one of the most fundamentally appealing qualities of social sites like Twitter and Facebook is the notion that people actually care what you’re doing or sharing. When someone ‘Likes’ your photo album on Facebook, it makes you feel good. Formspring.me is a new service that takes this feeling to a new level. Well, bad people are also using these sites to bully other children, sometimes with tragic results.It lets you invite anyone on the web to ask you questions, and gives you a platform to answer them. It’s your own personal interview. And it looks like the site is quickly taking off: a quick search on Twitter for ‘formspring.me’ yields dozens of results in the last minute alone.
The site’s core functionality is incredibly simple. You invite people to ask you any question they want (they can opt either to leave the question anonymously or leave their user info). Then, the next time you log into the site, you’re shown a list of pending questions in your inbox. You select which questions you want to answer and delete the ones you don’t. Your answers can be a word long, or you can write a few paragraphs if you want to.
The result is a stream of questions and answers that let your friends and fans learn about you — think of it as an ongoing interview, where you get to act as both the interview’s subject and moderator. The site makes it easy to connect your Formspring.me account to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Blogger, allowing you to immediately publish your answers as you write them.
The site offers a handful of widgets that you can use to easily embed a question submission form in your blog or website (you can ask me a question using the widget below). You can also use Twitter and Facebook to invite your friends to ask you more questions. And if you don’t have a particularly strong social media following, the site can serve up some random questions for you to answer.
A girl on Long Island committed suicide a day or so ago. Not 100% sure, but they feel FORM SPRING might have been a piece of the puzzle.
How can a young girl or boy, deal with answers to questions, that they’re obviously not mature enough to handle? As an ADULT I don’t think I could handle these answers!
Social Media can be deadly. Just watch your kids… They know not what they’re doing, at times and the failure to watch them closely can either harm them or other innocent victims of cyber-bullying.