NPR's On The Media

Revenge Porn and Social Media

This was quite a story. Isanyoneup.com was a sight created by a twenth-something year old entrupeanuer who made about $13,000 dollars a month posting submitted “nudies” of girls and guys as a method of revenge aganist ex boyfriends and ex girlfriends. Below each photo posted is a link to his or her facebook/twitter. This second part is revenge. With he link of their page posted strangers can then send comments, “pokes”, messages, or tweet the scorned individual. Okay. I feel like after listening to this, I’ve actually heard it all. What kind of person woke up one morning and decided that plastering his ex’s naked pictures online as a final “F*** you” would be a brilliant idea? Listening in to the “On The Media” special, NPR commentator asked the creator why he taught this up and what purpose this really serves. The creator essentially admitted it to “being funny” and since it rakes in a nice pay check for him her figured he mind as well keep the website going. I guess what I’m most taken aback by is the overall insensativity by the individual. Sending a nude photo (if that’s your thing) is YOUR business, not the worlds! Furthermore, this guy who created it could dare less about the lives of girls and guys who are humiliated, because as they admitted, they’re only really in it for the money anyway. This is definitely a situation where the internet and more so new media, like social networking is used for the worst!!

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