I have 5 facebook account. and I never serious use my real information there. I just think that facebook is just another society network with a bit more function than AIM or YAHOo instant message. why the whole world taking it so seriously like facebook is the future for mankind? it could be replaceable by any society network anytime,
[citation][nom]Achoo22[/nom]Quick, start posting fake summons on the sites of all your British friends! YOU GOT SERVED![/citation]
That would be hilarious if it wasn't heading to the USA very soon as well, watch this space
Bad idea as it is way to easy to hack a facebook account.
Scenario... you abandon your account and get served in there. Some hacker while snooping around looks into your account; which now has had 'activity'. That means the summons was 'served' without you ever knowing it did.
And the burden of proof that it was not you who logged into the account will prob. be yours.
[citation][nom]CrArC[/nom]So, how does this work if one never uses their Facebook account.. like me? It is my fault if I miss a 'serving' in that case?I get that it will only be used as a last resort, but seriously, if I really couldn't be contacted by any other means, contact via Facebook would be impossible.And injunctions served via Twitter?? Who would take that seriously?! An email, sure, makes a little more sense. But Twitter??[/citation]
[citation][nom]freggo[/nom]Bad idea as it is way to easy to hack a facebook account.Scenario... you abandon your account and get served in there. Some hacker while snooping around looks into your account; which now has had 'activity'. That means the summons was 'served' without you ever knowing it did.And the burden of proof that it was not you who logged into the account will prob. be yours.[/citation]
The same could be said for your telephone line or people breaking into your house, all theoretical arguements will have a practical outcome - such as if you take a photo of yourself with your camera phone then post it on Facebook it's pretty hard to argue in court that you didn't do it and you weren't logged in.
this case would have been so awesome to work on... first, did the guy accept a friend request from a constable's office? how exactly did they post the paperwork onto his wall? did the person serving the papers create a fictional account to 'friend' the guy... if so, that violates the facebook tos. how was the user supposed to know that the paperwork was legit? did facebook provide the user with the ip address of the poster? did the isp provide the street address for that ip address? did the poster verify somehow that the profile with the user's name and picture was actually the person who was to be served the papers?