Facebook Police (Weekend Poll)By: wheatmeister
When it comes to LDS people and Facebook status updates or photos, what are the boundaries? Should ward members or bishops ever intervene if someone’s status updates or photos violate LDS standards? Or should people consider Facebook friendships a privilege they should treat with respect by not policing each others’ behavior? What if someone was doing something truly harmful or unwise? What role does the “community” of friends have, if any?
Is it appropriate for a bishop to question a ward member on his or her Facebook usage? (Choose up to two)
- No, it's none of the ward or bishop's business what people say and do on Facebook unless the member in question asks. (41%, 30 Votes)
- No, Facebook is easily misinterpreted. (24%, 18 Votes)
- No, it's important to discourage tattling. (24%, 18 Votes)
- Yes, if the member's status updates or photos may require discipline. (23%, 17 Votes)
- Yes, if the bishop feels prompted by the spirit to do so. (20%, 15 Votes)
- No, Facebook is private and personal. (18%, 13 Votes)
- Yes, if other ward members are uncomfortable. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 74
Has anyone ever approached you about a status update or photo they thought was inappropriate? Have you ever unfriended someone for a status update or photo you didn’t like? Where do you draw the line.