Posted by: Leroy
My thoughts to Bill Brenner’s blog regarding the “Girls Around Me” application found at the below link:
Individuals need to start taking responsibility for their own actions and not blaming all their problems on someone or something else. This application is simply compiling information that is already publicly available provided by the individual. It’s a simple solution, if you don’t want to be stalked, then don’t provide all the needed information in order to do so. You can’t draw on an analogy saying this is like “someone deserving to be raped because they were coming on to their attacker with a short shirt and skimpy, revealing top” as I’m not sure there is any relevant studies or correlation to that of short skirts and rape. In fact, I think most studies actually show that most abusers choose victims based on power and not what their victim is wearing at the time.
I mean if we are going to punish and/or crucify the company that developed this application, then we probably should just punish FourSquare and Facebook as well for providing the ability to be able to check-in to places, post pictures, and update relationship status.
As the old saying goes, don’t hate the player, hate the game. i-Free had a great idea and decided to capitalize on it as they knew that this is something that guys would use.