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Myspace and social networking sites to become inaccessible for minors.

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  1. zekrahminator

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    In a 410-15 vote, the USA Senate revised the DOPA, a bill originally passed May 9th to prevent minors from accessing social networking sites such as Myspace. DOPA is well intended, as its purpose is to prevent children from being sexually solicited. However, all sites that host profiles and allow for communication between users could be banned by the new legislation. DOPA is very broad, and will probably ban innocent sites such as Slashdot, Amazon, and Redstate. Opponents of the bill, such as Michigan Democrat John Dingell say "So now we are on the floor with a piece of legislation poorly thought out, with an abundance of surprises, which carries with it that curious smell of partisanship and panic, but which is not going to address the problems. This is a piece of legislation which is going to be notorious for its ineffectiveness and, of course, for its political benefits to some of the members hereabout." The new legislation passes some basic guidelines, and leaves the rest in the hands of the FCC.
    Source: Cnet
     
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    Oh, does those sites inculdes forums like this? That guy from MI is kinda smart, though.
     
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    Myspace, bebo and other websites alike... I hate them. And i'm forever getting email telling me to 'join the network because someone i know wants to talk to me!!!'

    Websites like that should never have been created in the first place and it amazes me how popular they somehow became.

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    thankfully no Frick. this forum is for sharing knowledge, not trying to find a partner ;)
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Ah, I was kinda confused by the definition of a social Networking site.. So it's only sites that CLAIMS to be a social networking whatever it's about. Wee. :)
     
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    haha, now there won't be highschoolers on facebook hopefully!
     
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    IIRC, They have to meet all of that critera. :)
     
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    ugh.

    people, they are banned in HIGHSCHOOLS/LIBRARIES ONLY.

    if you guys are so much better than those "highschoolers" then maybe you should be able to actually read the article.
     
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    this is just like porn, you just gotta fake the birthdate and buala :rolleyes: , oh well if it becomes harder than that , lol a BUNCH of lil emo kids are gonna get so screwed:laugh:
     
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    Your point is ... ?
     
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    maybe i didn't want to read the article

    maybe i don't care all that much and therefore the only real step i've taken towards this goal is to post on here saying that high schoolers are off facebook

    maybe you shouldn't get your panties in a bunch just because somebody is sick of hearing ignorant comments on facebook about gays being sinners, blacks being unevolved, and touching yourself causes blindness
     
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    Despite your condescending tone, thanks for pointing that out. You have to jump to the 13th paragraph in the article to find that rather important tidbit.
     
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    wow you actually read all of that? :roll:

    I don't care anyways, because I'm no longer a minor, OR in highschool.
     

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