If You’re a Regular Facebook & Twitter Updater… Be Ware of the Consequences!

I didn’t see him or her; I was updating my Facebook status through my mobile!” replied the girl to the detective who was questioning her about her mother’s kidnapping.

Scary thought, isn’t it: someone you love and care about is kidnapped right before your eyes but you missed it because you were hypnotized by your social media infatuation, addiction, habit – you can call it whatever you may!

What’s the deal?

While watching television the other day, a scene in a movie stuck me hard and made me think of how Facebook, Twitter, Flickr (…) are slowly taking over our lives and, even more, causing us to fall into several dangerous pitfalls which could actually lead to great losses!

Therefore, in order to help you avoid, as much as possible, falling into those pitfall, I have prepared for you a list of 4 new dangers imposed by social media:

The Self-Destructing Worm: Crawling into an iPhone Near You!

Within a few days of publishing an article entitled “The iPhone is the worst phone in the world“, the iPhone self-destructing worm came into play. Is Flora Graham clairvoyant? Or is it just that the iPhone is simply going downhill just like any other ex super-hyped, highly-priced technological device about to hit the gutter?

Around 8 months from posting her article: How I learned to stop worrying and love the iPhone, Flora Graham brutally attacks the iPhone in terms of dropping calls, data gaps, poor overall design, relatively short battery life and so on. I am curious here: What brought about this hate after what seemed to be a deeply entrenched “love” relationship built on trust and respect for the phone’s features and the tools it provides?

Ikee iPhone Wallpaper

Ikee iPhone Wallpaper

Personally, I never was interested in buying an iPhone; the Blackberry was more appealing to me due to its highly facilitated and flexible access to e-mails. However, I keep up with the latest technology news and reviews and have never yet, up until the past week, come across such negative reviews about the iPhone then all of a sudden, boom, the iPhone’s fairly good reputation starts heading down hill!

The 21-year-old hacker, Ashley Towns, has written a worm – a type of self-replicating computer program similar to a virus, that changes the iPhone’s wallpaper to show a picture of 80’s pop singer Rick Astley and displays the message “ikee is never going to give you up“.”

It makes you wonder, doesn’t it, to what extent are we really safe with technology? And how long can we depend on our phones and even computers to keep our information intact and safe from hacks, spam and / or theft?

Looking forward to reading your thoughts down below :)

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