Sometimes I really wonder what people are thinking when they post things on social media. As a person who is active on both Facebook and Twitter, I'm really disturbed by the latest Twitter hoax. People take everything on Facebook and Twitter very seriously, so it's not a place to kid around on...especially about getting kidnapped.
On Sunday night, Kara Alongi from New Jersey posted on Twitter that there was an intruder in her house and told her followers to call 911. #helpfindkara began trending that evening, and she gained 94,000 followers. #helpfindkara began blowing up my twitter feed, and I was concerned about her well being.
Investigators later learned that someone had called for a taxi about the same time Alongi’s message was posted. The driver positively identified the teen as Kara. The driver said he took Alongi to the Rahway train station.
I got a lot of my information from the article I linked. http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/twitter-hoax-runaway-teen
Like I mentioned earlier, I really wonder what makes people put stuff up on social media. What makes you update your facebook status or tweet? What kind of posts do you put up? Do you like to include pictures?
I usually put things on Twitter and Facebook that I want people to know about. I have alot of family on Facebook, so I like to keep them informed of what I'm up to. I like to tell people if go on a trip for the weekend, or if I'm doing something fun. What would make a 16 year old girl want to put something like that on Twitter? My best guess is attention, and you better believe she got it. But it was definitely negative attention.
I know this is far fetched being that I'm in Missouri blogging about this but, I urge anyone who might know where Kara is to contact the Clark County Police Department or send an anonymous tip to Union County Crime Stoppers at 908-654-TIPS, www.uctip.org or Text UCTIP plus a message to 274637.
Final Thoughts: Think about things before you post to social media, it may come back to bite you.
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