Pornographic photo sharing website

So by now you all know what the ‘walled garden’ is, if not have a look at Marie’s blog.

Most students this week looked at what a walled garden is and how your privacy isn’t protected. I wanted to have a look at the way in which information is used from walled gardens and by other means, in order to understand just how dangerous giving your consent to websites such as Facebook is.

Since last December this ‘site‘ had been known to federal police but on the 16th of August two schools were mentioned in the media informing the Wollongong Education office.

As mentioned in this news article the site was hosted over seas, targeting many young girls from over 71 different Australian schools. Nudes and explicit images were shared and swapped between boys and men, who requested girls by name, postcode and school, as if they knew the girls they were targeting.

Many women were disturbed about the distribution of pictures and the specificity of asking for a certain girl.

Although we can certainly understand where these men have gained access to these explicit photos, through sites such as Facebook, Skype, iMessage and many other ways of sending your photos, the images cant be tracked to their original sharing point due to them now crossing different media platforms and the ‘site’ being hosted overseas.

As we can see through this prime example, our information that we share on any type of media platform, is and has never been safe.




8 thoughts on “Pornographic photo sharing website

  1. I love how you are taking this topic and expanding it at a different angle. It’s terrifying to see how our information is being relayed so quickly. It’s even more terrifying to know that a person’s details like your name, postcode and even school can be found on Facebook and from that people can start targeting you. I also like the meme you made, stating that what you post online is not private. I believe people are becoming to ‘trusting’ about the people around them. They trust that they won’t do something bad with these photos but who know what they might do. People should be more aware on this matter as it is a serious issue.


  2. Hey Jade,
    First of all, great article!! I particularly like the meme, as it represents society’s naive nature (regarding what we publish on the internet) really, really well. Although, I feel like certain sites with edgier and darker content such as 4chan and Reddit are beneficial to society, this illegal and pornographic site was absolutely disgraceful in the way it exploited women across Australia. However, it definitely serves as a cautionary example for why it is essential that we understand the possible consequences that can occur with the content we post.


  3. It’s sad to believe that there are people in he world who perpetuate this trend of privacy intrusions – especially when it comes to private images. Its scary to think that we are basically signing all of our own rights and privacy away to social media sites with no worry, but if we actually read the T&Cs it would be much more beneficial and safe to see what we’re signing up for. Your approach for this weeks topic gave a different edge to what i’ve read about already this week, awesome work.


  4. Your meme is what initially captured my attention to your blog, its engaging yet humourous. I liked how you explored the way in which information is used from walled gardens in order to understand how dangerous giving your consent to websites such as Facebook is. Facebook is something that affects us all, so having the opportunity to potentially discover something that relates to me is intriguing and makes me want to read beyond the meme and title.
    I would of liked to have read further on the topic through links etc. but overall a concise and engaging blog post, well done.


  5. Excellent Blog and appropriate meme. This is by far the most interesting blog I have read on this topic. I agree with what you are saying and the example of the “site” is perfect for demonstrating the dangers of walled gardens. Good use of hyperlinks as well. It could be a good idea to hyperlink a website that highlights the context of what a walled garden actually is, so that when other readers see your blog they will be able to see the full picture and further engage with your blog. This website could help add some depth to the concept of the “Walled Garden”, Other than that, Great Blog.


  6. I really liked how you took the flip side of the coin when talking about the concept of the garden wall. With so much of a media flowing through a “protected” service, it leaves us as users of the internet vulnerable to the darker side of the internet. In the modern day, many people use their Facebook accounts for keeping up with social media, chatting, sharing files and photos and signing up for other accounts on different platforms. We are now in more danger than ever now that all our eggs are in one place.


  7. Hey Jade,

    I like that you have taken a risk in your writing this week and provided us, your peers, with a different insight into the walled garden rather than just focusing upon the restrictions of Facebook. Its funny how we condone the policy of Facebook thinking the site is benefiting us but is it really? Facebook is often used as a platform to build identity and reputation, you have successfully debated this common statement and reinforced the idea of “Hey, it may actually be detrimental to not only your identity and reputation but your well being.”


  8. Good example used! Once we have post anything to any platforms of the internet, we should realise that this digital data is no longer ours. There will be no way to recall or delete it! At least I think the truth is “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be sharing it in the social media on the internet”.


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