In Pittsburg, an armed man held a business owner hostage for several hours. Eventually the armed man surrendered but not without posting statuses on his Facebook during the standoff. This makes me wonder whether or not people do stupid things just to brag about it on Facebook.
After about six hours since the standoff started, the armed man finally gave up. The armed man's name is Klein Michael Tharton. He served in the U.S Army so what made him do something like this? Tharton posted statuses about what he was going through during the hostage. He felt like he lost everything and nowhere to turn to. A lot of people told him to give himself up to the police while some of his friends told him to continue with the standoff.
Lately people have been exploiting these social networks. Bow Wow, a rapper and an actor, had his Twiiter account hacked. The person who hacked the account wanted to promote his music through Bow Wow's Twitter account. Bow Wow has a lot of followers on Twitter so that is why he was target. The guy who hacked Bow Wow's Twiiter got harsh responses from Bow Wow's followers. He seemed confused because he though people would like his music after they heard it. His idea didn't as planned but it shows you how people percieve social networks. A lot of people know they will gain attention for doing something notorious. This is one of the short comings of social networks. We will continue to see this happening in the future.