A recently opened Facebook Page is garnering heavy criticism online.
“Lincoln Rate Your Shag”, where Lincoln residents are invited to post about their liaisons, illicit or not, was started on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 by an anonymous Facebook user and has received over 3,000 likes.
Third-year student Adam Mohamed saw the page: “It looks to me like blokes just putting embarrassing things about their mates or themselves.
“But if it is legitimate reviews of people then it’s stupid. If that’s the case, the only purpose it will serve is to make people feel insecure about themselves and resentful towards others.”
The page’s popularity sparked the #LincolnRateYourShag to start spreading on Twitter and a Twitter account (@LincolnR8UrShag) was also opened, however since then it has been suspended by Twitter.
Luke Bailey, a second-year journalism student said: “I think it’s alright personally if it’s blatantly clear it’s meant as a joke.
“I think most people are obviously and rightly not taking it too seriously but you never know how someone who is a bit sensitive might react. It could get pretty brutal.”
However, Bexy Friis-Jansen believes that the page is only going to result in cyber-bullying: “I think it’s very harsh, I think if that sort of thing is going to happen it should at least be anonymous.”
Tom Jarrold agrees: “It is opening up a massive door for cyber-bullying and the spreading of rumours that could damage people, if untrue. It’s a lack of class completely. I hope Facebook takes it down before it upsets too many people.”
The page’s administrators responded to the criticisms by posting: “If you don’t like our page stop moaning on here and concentrate on making your shag moan in the bedroom… simply unlike us. Lose your virginity or improve your banging skills.”Tweet