The Socialmenia

The Monks on Social Networking Sites

Posted on: March 15, 2009

As I was blogwalking to do some research for my upcoming project, I came across this interesting article about the spread of social media in Thailand – in a not-so-positive way.

Thai officials urged Buddhist monks on Tuesday to avoid using social networking Web sites to woo women after an advocacy group found some monks were doing just that.

The request came as police in the northeast detained a monk accused of using a Web site to lure a woman to his temple and raping her.

“I call on Hi5 users to tell the monks to leave the site if they are found using it,” junior minister Jakrapob Penkair told reporters after a Buddhist monitoring group said some monks were flirting on the Web site popular with Thai users.

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