18 year old Callum Haywood knows what you’re doing and has now shared that with the world in creating “We Know What You’re Doing,” a site that had only just gone live yesterday afternoon and has, according to CNN, already seen 120,000 unique visitors and nearly 5,000 likes on Facebook.
The site features four main columns: “Who wants to get fired?” , “Who’s hungover” , “Who’s taking drugs?” and “Who’s got a new phone number?” Appropriate Facebook postings can be found under each column header. Richard R, for example, still feels hungover from the weekend. And thanks to his new site, Callum Haywood has now ensured that everyone knows this.
To those that feel that this site is an extreme invasion of privacy, at the bottom lies this disclaimer:
“All data is pulled directly from Facebook, it is not censored, and it is publicly accessible via the Graph API….This website provides links to other websites owned by third parties. The content of such third party sites is not within our control, and we cannot and will not take responsibility for the information or content thereon. “
Haywood makes a good argument. It is certainly a valid argument to say that his site would have no case nor content unless users had already previously made contributions on other third party social networking sites (like Facebook.) Though a bit of a brash approach, it is certainly an eye opening one.
Will the effects of this website be desirable? We can only wait and see. The hope is that people will realize the consequences of sharing everything online. Today, it may just be public humiliation and mockery at the hands of an 18-year old web developer. But tomorrow, it could be a lot worse. So make sure you stay informed as well as up to date with your privacy settings.
Callum Haywood sums it up best, “We know what you’re doing… and we think you should stop.”