I read an article on a women who set her friends house on fire because she was removed as a friend on Facebook. Facebook has taken over many peoples regular everyday life. People use Facebook to keep in contact with family and friends. This wasn’t the case for Jennifer Harris after she found out the hard way that Nikki Rasmussen didnt want to be her friend anymore when she was removed as a friend on facebook. The two got into an argument when Rasmussen didnt like something that Harris said online, so she removed her as a friend. Harris then went an set Rasumssen’s house on fire.
Some people have have such an addiction with Facebook that it takes them away from reality. Some people use Facebook for different reasons. Rasmussen and Harris have been friends for years the article said and their argument could have been settle if both parties talked about it. Instead Harris light her house on fire. 20 years ago this would be something so unheard of.
In my opinion of this matter is that Harris should have been able to realize why she was removed as a friend and civilly tried to ask Nikki why. Their is plenty of people that i am friends with in “real” life that i am not friends with on Facebook.
Facebook has become one of the most popular ways of communication with the invention of the Facebook chat is now an instant way one can communicate with one another on Facebook. Harris has now been placed on unpaid leave and her life has instantly changed and over what? Losing 1 friend on an online website.
Information Science, 2012