I believe every social network has a responsibility to its users. It comes with the territory.
Having an emergency protocol in place is not unreasonable. It doesn't have to take the form of dedicated staff members monitoring profiles or keywords, but some employees should be trained in crisis intervention -- and there should be some way of contacting these people in case of emergency. -Rick On 12/19/06, Robyn Tippins <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > No, I'm not suggesting that. I'd hope everyone would do like these guys > did, but I know most wouldn't (not judging this list, but the general > population). I just think the 'break glass in case of emergency' is a good > idea. I'd think the person that would get the memo on that would be the > people employed by the service. > > Perhaps the person who was hired to police porn on MySpace could do it. > They certainly aren't doing that job so they must have free time. > > Robyn > > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > On Behalf Of Lan Bui > Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 7:52 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [videoblogging] Re: MySpace Suicide Note > > > Sure we would want to help them. In this case someone did, in other > cases someone didn't. Are any of you willing to quit your job to > patrol myspace (or any other social network sites) for suicidal kids? > How about just take one week off of work and devote that to looking > for someone you can help. That's a lot to ask, how about just 1 hour > a day... 1 hour a week? 1 a month? > > Sure some will say yes I'll commit to that, but for how long? How > long/much will you sacrifice yourself to help others? > > For someone that would actually do this... Great!!! Keep in mind, I > hear they have been having trouble in Africa too, you might want to > check that out. > > -Lan > www.LanBui.com > --------------------