Friday, August 3, 2012

facebook police

while facebook may not actually have people in body armour driving around beating up suspected spammers, reporting something as spam when it isn't can have negative consequences for people. this applies outside of facebook (or even the internet) too. misreporting badness to authorities can seem harmless, but if they're people they have better things to do than chase down false threats, and if they're automated processes you could be teaching them bad habits that will come back to bite you later.