As more people have the ability to post photos on the go, it’s only inevitable that more photos from Friday night’s party end up on Facebook. A survey by U.K. fashion retailer Very revealed that for women aged 18-35 who go out regularly (87 times per year), the amount of photos posted of them in a year can range from 4,212 to 23,400.
Here’s a glimpse what you won’t get to see on the f8 video footage playing on Facebook: the parties afterward!
Folks in Germany’s second largest city are bracing themselves for a major drunkfest orchestrated via Facebook, that will take place this September on the metro system, a day before the official alcohol ban on the trains go into effect.
The stories of teens getting into trouble on or through Facebook seem to be getting more numerous by the day. In the past week, we’ve seen reports of teens having the police called on them for a brawl that broke out at a party advertised on Facebook, and others that were arrested after posting videos of their criminal activity on the popular social network. Yet another teen has been arrested for harassing another user through Facebook. What’s gotten into teenagers these days?
Their actions are nothing new. The platform for sharing their stories, however, is landing some teens in some very hot water. In a now familiar scenario, the police were called to a party that became rowdy when hundreds of teenagers tried to crash an event that was posted on Facebook, according to The Daily Mail. This is the latest in a string of similar situations in the UK where a private party advertised on Facebook reached the masses and led to dangerous fall-outs resulting in injuries and property damages.
Another case of the long arm of the law reaching into Facebook. Two were arrested in Gatson County, North Carolina after a party posted on Facebook led to the police raiding the party and charging two adults present for underage drinking, according to WCNC.
Steve Haney, Jr. and Melissa Wilson, the home owners, were reportedly home during a party planned and posted on Facebook, where alcohol was provided. So what tipped off the police in the first place?
A group calling themselves the “Facebook Republican Army” have rampaged through a 16-year-old girl’s house in Sussex according to Sky News. There has been a continued string of parties, which started on Facebook, that have gotten out of control in the U.K. Less than two weeks ago we wrote about a party in London which “ended in chaos after up to 60 hooded youths gatecrashed the event”.
As a popular online social network, Facebook is quite useful for spreading the word on things like political causes, and events. Need a few friends of friends to show up at your party? Post the event on Facebook, and all those friends of friends are likely to see the event. I can’t tell you how many event planners befriend hundreds of Facebook users in a particular geographic area, for the sole purpose of promoting a weekend party.