A couple of practical truths for Facebook and MySpace users: Social networks are not sexual networks. And that voluptuous hottie that just befriended you online may not be who you think she is.
Police say a teenage boy pretending to be a girl in Facebook managed to get 31 boys to send him naked photos and videos of themselves -- not a difficult task I am sure.
This is where it gets crazy: He used the material to blackmail some of the kids for sexual acts.
"The kind of manipulation that occurred here is really sinister," Waukesha County District attorney said.
'Sexting' is indeed a parent's worst nightmare. Police are already prosecuting teenagers with child pornography for sending nude self-portraits online. MomsMiami.com explains the trend.
So while parents who read the news on Wednesday were horrified, Facebook executives celebrated the network's 5th anniversary. Yes Facebook is that young, and it has yet to implement some of the security measures that have led its much older competitor MySpace to remove 90,000 sex offenders from their site.
So which one do you think is better for criminals, MySpace or Facebook? It seems like Facebook is becoming more useful for sinister users. You decide.