Facebook 'friend request' lands UK man in jail
'I didn't know my ex-wife had an account, your Honour'
A man who joined Facebook to look at his friend's wedding pics, was sent to jail after the site automatically sent a "friend request" message to his estranged wife.
Dillon Osborn, of Newport Pagnell Bucks, had been told by magistrates to stay away from his wife, Claire Tarbox, after bombarding her with phone calls and text messages, the Daily Telegraph reports.
A judge ordered him to spend ten days in prison for breaking his bail conditions. Osborn, 37, served seven days, getting out a little early after a plea from his solicitor.
Osborn told the Telegraph. that Facebook's sign-in procedure had confused him. I certainly hadn’t intended to contact my wife... I didn’t even know she had a Facebook account. To be honest, I don’t think the judge understood how it works either. People on Facebook should be careful - this could easily happen to someone else.” ®
Mark - Re your comment
"Yup, as I've always said, there are fewer differences between men and women than men think. There are also fewer difference between men and women than women hope.
As to your addition to the noise level, since the respondent was to a query as to how psychotic the MAN was, surely, putting "human" in the codilla would have blamed men and women equally in itself and, in the context of the entire conversation be deriding men as psychotic TWICE? Therefore, it can be seen that their response was even handed. Of course, if you have a vested interest in women not being painted as bad (even where the conversation has already discussed men as being bad), you won't have noticed that, which is why this long and rambling discourse was taken."
Eeurrgh. As a woman, comments as obscure and pedantic as the above, explains exactly why, after 20 years of restless marriage some women snap and brain their fidgety, nitpicking little husbands with an enormous iron frying-pan.
Although, with your defence of the previous comment and the obvious sophistry when it comes to gender, I'd guess your search for the perfect soulmate is still ongoing.
Where nobody knows your name.. not when your one in 34 million
Er.. sorry.. cannot help but to laugh at all you millions of pathetic idiots on Facebook and other e-social networks.. I mean, just how desperate do you have to be in your real life to want to get a 1000+ friends on Facebook?
Sheez.. "get a fricken life" probably has no meaning to you either.
Oh well - at least it keeps all you 34 million idiots out of the local pub.
Anon here playing with the new picture things
Anyway I know lots of retards that use those stupid "send shit to friends" buttons. Most of them of course have been blocked from my email but you never know when someone is gonna become a tool.
Facebook is actually pretty determined to get access to your mail lists and it isn't just when you first sign up - I ended up getting banned becouse I wouldn't use my real name for my username.
Shit site full of retards is both shit and retard full. But idiot law types are also idiots.