I don’t believe Facebook played a role in this case at all. However, it does bring attention to the permeation of social media into our lives today that a man, clearly a social-media fanatic, would post a picture of his dead wife — murdered at his hands — on his page. It’s absolutely a tragic case, however, the only lesson I see here is that Facebook needs to be more proactive in moderating its site and removing inappropriate material.
I have never been a fan of posting all of the happening in my daily life online. It’s quite odd that people enjoy posting check-ins everywhere they go and photographing every meal they eat. Really, who cares?
I enjoy sharing accomplishments, funny videos, family photos and things that matter. A case like this has no impact on my use of social media. In fact, I think it solidifies my opinion on how social media should be used.
James Valle, Cutler Bay