For those parents that thought Facebook was a headache – it get’s worse!
After changing its name, MeetMe.com has become one of the top 20 most visited websites in the country. “It’s basically something you go on when you’re bored,” Shelbi said.MeetMe.com is offered as a website or mobile app.It’s kind of like Facebook or MySpace, but with a twist. When you log on, it lists people who are online and uses GPS to show who’s nearby and how far they are away.According to the website, you have to be 13 years old to sign up.
“There’s probably 1,000 kids on there, and there’s only one thing on their mind,” Spagnoletti said. Browse through the MeetMe profiles, and it’s clear to see what he means. The site contains profile after profile of people in provocative clothing and poses. However, a MeetMe spokesperson said the site’s main purpose is not for dating. The spokesperson also said that the website has had difficulty in the past verifying the age of some of its users and that there is the possibility of abuse.
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