Facebook Becoming Dangerous?

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  1. monicapeterson001 profile image60
    monicapeterson001posted 9 years ago

    Have you encountered Koobface? It's a virus that targets the social networking sites specially Facebook and Myspace. Once your computer is infected, there will be a pop-up that prevent you from using your computer. You can get it from a "cool video" sent through the central messaging system of Facebook once hacked or accessed by malicious spammers. My computer has been infected last week, gotten rid of it by installing a different anti-virus. Seems like my old one was not helpful.

    I've also been troubled with the reports that Facebook Triggers jealousy. My friend and her boyfriend broke up because someone was trying to hit on Jason and Anne just can't stand it.

    Well I was so troubled that the thought triggered me to write a hub about Social Networking sites triggering or sparking jealousy.

    I also wrote about some tips as to how to avoid break up because of it but well, could you please share your ideas as to how to fix the problem? I'd be happy to hear from you all. Your advices will not only help a troubled mind but also a drowning relationship. Thanks!

  2. kephrira profile image61
    kephriraposted 9 years ago

    ppl also have trouble with work finding out what they're doing and other stuff. Don't know what you could do about it though, jealous people always find an excuse to be jealous anyway.

  3. Alastore001 profile image60
    Alastore001posted 9 years ago

    Yea, its very true. This isn't just a facebook thing, it happens on myspace as well. Comments to click and watch a video then tries to steal your login information or download malicious content is very common on social networking sites.

    As far as the whole jealousy thing goes, i completely agree.
    That is all too common as well. I am a very protective boyfriend and i will admit i DO get jealous over another man hitting on my girlfriend.

    I mean, if someone says "oh you look pretty" or whatever yeah fine, im not gonna get mad, but you get the idea.

    If you want advice from personal experience on a similar subject of how to prevent relationship issues with something like that sure i can give my opinion.

    HONESTY! Be open... it REALLY makes the difference!
    Don't get me wrong we all deserve our space and privacy of our own. However if someone is trying to chat you up or something and your significant other see's or hears about it by a means other than you, most people will think the worst and over-react.
    That's only one example of how being open with your partner can make a HUGE difference.
    When i say "Honest" i guess i really mean "Honest and open".

    It's easier to say something like "Yea some guy was hitting on me" and them be slightly like "OH?" than for it to possibly take a turn elsewhere and hear from someone else's mouth.

    Of course, i am very protective i suppose so my opinion is slightly biased. Which is why it is an OPINION.

    1. monicapeterson001 profile image60
      monicapeterson001posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Social Networking sites are the target of DoS or Denial of Service attacks. Twitter, Facebook and many other social networking sites suffer in hacker attempts because these sites would have given them a lot of income once they take over it.

      We just gotta be careful in using them and once we suspect something to be abnormal, we should warn others too.

      About the relationship, I agree, there's nothing more effective than being honest. It's always good to talk about it and settle the thing face-to-face.

  4. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 9 years ago

    Why does everybody take 'cyberspace' so seriously? !! Don't they have a life ? ! yikes
    Virtual life is for fun or for business. If you don't get it...

    1. monicapeterson001 profile image60
      monicapeterson001posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well I should have shrugged the idea away but hey, it's a 7-year old relationship that is at stake here. You see, it really is happening and it's really disturbing. You wouldn't mind if it is not affecting you, right?

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          If a 7 year relationship is at stake for some forum nonsense, then it was a weak one, don't you think??

  5. Alastore001 profile image60
    Alastore001posted 9 years ago

    Depends exactly how serious it was.
    Just because its "Cyberspace" doesnt mean that behind that "cyberspace" wasnt another person.
    Could have been a local person etc etc.

    I do agree with you to an extent if it was some guy far away yeah whatever its just text and forum nonsense.
    Just see it both ways, it could have easily escalated from that and we don't know all the facts.
    That's why i say you know in my situation if you comment my girlfriend or whatever and say omg your hot.
    Yeah i dont care whatever, but if your trying to get her to come meet up with you (Not very uncommon) or something then yeah i have something to say.

    1. monicapeterson001 profile image60
      monicapeterson001posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What are you gonna do if your girlfriend is meeting up with an ex boyfriend and their initial conversation was because of FB or Myspace or other social networking sites?

  6. lawretta profile image66
    lawrettaposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. Alastore001 profile image60
    Alastore001posted 9 years ago

    Well, something like that would be VERY bothersome.
    Depending on the circumstances of course, i still talk to a few of my exes and my girlfriend is aware of this. However the 2 that i actually talk to both are taken and have kids.

    I know i would personally think badly of it, i mean especially if it was hidden from my knowledge. If she was to come to me and say hey you know im gonna go have a cup of coffee or whatever with my friend and explain it id be totally okay with it, at least mostly.
    I think what really would top it off is the fact that if your not told about it, you have the thought in your mind that if they are hiding it from you, there must be a reason. It's all about the details. At least thats what i think.

    1. jmatts profile image59
      jmattsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      When something is being hidden, it would always cause suspicion.
      Well just like what I commented on your post, I like when  you said you'd take it easy and enjoy more quality time with your boyfriend than spending more time stalking online, the latter would only worsen the situation. You see, if you don't mind it (the flirting), it won't matter.

      1. monicapeterson001 profile image60
        monicapeterson001posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I think Facebook and other social networking sites are just one of those trials that every couple in a relationship need to go through so there's nothing really much to worry and maybe it's just a wake up call to strengthen your relationship.

  8. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    There is a simple solution to the getting hit on problem. Notify the person informing them politely that you are in a loving relationship and email a copy to your loved one. smile

    1. monicapeterson001 profile image60
      monicapeterson001posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a cool thing to do. Thanks and I'll let you know the result smile

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maturity an wisdom prevails smile

      I second that motion lol

  9. profile image48
    CabinGirlposted 9 years ago

    This has made me really frightened now of logging onto my Facebook, thanx for warning me, people are such sneaks !

  10. Ms Chievous profile image76
    Ms Chievousposted 9 years ago

    Oh my.. I guess I am one of those jealous people.  My boyfirend seems to have collected a harem of women on his facebook and myspace.  he will flirt with them and tell them they have pretty eyes and look good ect.  he even lists women as his interest.  The man loves me I know.. but I feel a bit insecure when he is flirting with women all over the world.  I just don't know what purpose it serves.. ego??

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You shouldn't care, really. This is a virtual world and he doesn't even know if he's talking to real women LOL! Maybe some of them are men, freaks ?who knows big_smile

      1. Ms Chievous profile image76
        Ms Chievousposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        That is true in a virtual world you can be anybody.. I just worry he may take things to far with the anybodies that live close.  Time will tell I guess..
        thanks Tantrum

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Why don't you do the same? Maybe if you do ,he realises how silly he looks ? smile

          1. Ms Chievous profile image76
            Ms Chievousposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Actually I thought about it.. But I am really doing something worse..posing as one of his chicks.. i want to see how far he will take it..  Sad maybe.. But sometimes you just don't know a person.  So far he is flirting with my poser gal  so we will see how far he will go.

            1. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              That's a good 1 !! But are you prepared 4 the worst ?

              1. Ms Chievous profile image76
                Ms Chievousposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                I have to be to do this.  I sincerely love this man, but if he is not faithful I cannot put myself through it.  There have been flirty emails in the past with other women in the area and other questionable incidents.  he has talked about marriage with me and spending the rest of out lives together.  This will push the issue a little to see if he is sincere.
                So far I am skeptical because he has not informed me about my FB gal hitting on him.  he has kept her quiet.  he has showed me other gals hitting on him on myspace though...trying to distract me?

                1. tantrum profile image61
                  tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  For us ,men ,those flirtings are not important most of the time, just makes us feel good smile. Anyway if he's conceiling your alter ego from you... Do you realize you're playing with fire. Maybe he likes her, because she 's just like you ! Take care smile

                  1. jmatts profile image59
                    jmattsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                    Or maybe Ms Chievous tantrum is your boyfriend trying to see how you behave online..haha...just kidding. :p

        2. profile image0
          sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Have you ever told your boyfriend how it makes you feel?

          1. Ms Chievous profile image76
            Ms Chievousposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Yep.. sure have ..he basically told me I have nothing  to worry about and to stay out of his stuff...

  11. profile image0
    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    Ha ha ha Facebook is full of crazy attention seeking chicks! Its a weird place, really!

    1. profile image49
      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's Hubpages not Facebook smile

    2. profile image48
      CabinGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I guess they all can't be as normal as you and me smile

      1. profile image0
        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yeeks! Not the alter-ego again!

        1. profile image48
          CabinGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Miss me, did ya smile

          1. profile image0
            fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            You really are a weirdo, aint ya, Badcompany?

            1. profile image48
              CabinGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah !

    3. jmatts profile image59
      jmattsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, not just attention seeking chicks but also guys. Everybody now seems to think that posting or updating their statuses often will make them cool...or cooler..

  12. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    I dont think your being jealous , more likely he sounds insensitive and immature wink IMO

    He appears to put his ego above your feelings.

  13. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    Why does a guy already committed in a relationship want the attention of another girl? like frequently.


    Either ,either gender.

    People have different boundaries when it comes to flirting.

    You gotta decide what yours are , he obviously has.

  14. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 9 years ago

    I always behave bad, in and out of the web lol

  15. Ms Chievous profile image76
    Ms Chievousposted 9 years ago

    My boyfriend is too busy flirting to even read any of my hubpages much less join it wink  I think I would be impressed if he had an account on here!

    1. achase profile image60
      achaseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We never know

  16. Ladybird33 profile image66
    Ladybird33posted 9 years ago

    I actually closed my FB account, because I had a lot of spammers...it was getting to be a pain so I closed it, looking at other options.

 
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