In some respect Ryan Giggs was entitled to his privacy. The Internet being so readily accessible for everyone can prove detrimental. If an individual makes a mistake, news of that mistake gets reported across the Internet in seconds. No news spreads faster than bad news, which means that reputations that have been built up over years can be ruined online within days. This can also be the case with petty malice or misguided revenge. I have a good friend who suffered such indignity due to some sick minded individual he once worked with creating a false profile of him on a social website.
Websites allow users to create accounts and post reviews, comments and photographs online. All websites are very powerful, and any page for you will inevitably be found in a search on your name.
It is wise to run a search of your own name every now and then on Google or likewise. In the case of my friend, The same username cropping up on various social networking sites and forums, all serving one purpose and one purpose only – to discredit him. We all need to consider protecting our reputation online. The Internet community can be stupid, Social networking websites are good for some and for keeping in contact, but they need to be used properly for them to work.
Used maliciously, they could have the opposite effect to the one desired, and then the damage done could be irreparable.