Be careful what comments you decide to leave on your Facebook wall. Gone were the days when comments left by members on popular social networking sites were taken for granted. But today things have changed. Your comments on your Facebook wall and your Tweets on Twitter are closely monitored.
A typical example of what can happen to you if you do not watch carefully the words you post on your social networking pages is the below story:
A teenager from Glasgow has been arrested in connection with the 2011 England riots and a post he had left on Facebook.
The teenager who goes by the name Alexander McQuarrie, 16, appeared before court on the charge of encouraging or inciting people to riot via his Facebook page.
The 16-year-old has been accused of creating a public group on Facebook with a sole aim of breaching the peace in the country by inciting people to riot in Glasgow on August 12.
Alexander McQuarrie appeared at the Glasgow Sheriff Court where he made no plea or declaration.
Due to his actions, he is presently being remanded in custody for further investigations.
The 2011 England riots began moments after armed police officers fatally shot 29-year-old Mark Duggan on 4 August 2011 in Tottenham, North London.