Two British scientists have published a typology of Facebook murderers. That is, killers for whom Facebook played some role in their crime(s).
They identified the types of killer as: reactor, informer, antagonist, fantasist, predator and imposter.
Surprisingly, the authors backed away from demonizing Facebook:
Yardley added that there was nothing inherently bad about social media. “Facebook is no more to blame for these homicides than a knife is to blame for a stabbing. It’s the intentions of the people using these tools that we need to focus upon.”
Nonetheless, people may well pick up on this story as another way to try viewing Facebook as a terrifying place.
(thanks to Todd Bryant)