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Has social networking ever landed you in hot water?

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June 02, 2008 14:30 IST
A British family's multi-million dollar mansion has ended up in shambles after their 16-year-old daughter threw a party there.

The teenager posted an open invitation to her birthday bash on social networking sites, promising strangers a good time. Over 400 invitees landed up at the house and besides looting thousands of dollars' worth of jewellery and clothing, the 'guests' trashed furniture, smashed things and even threw a television into the pool.

Several such instances have been reported of late -- some youngster or the other is always in the news for misusing a social networking site and landing up in hot water.

Has using a social networking site ever gotten you or anyone you know into trouble?

Do you think youngsters are aware of the consequences when misusing their accounts?

Tell us what you think -- simply post your experiences, advice and opinion on the message board below.

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