When Facebooking Goes Horribly Wrong


Facebook recently added more capabilities including allowing twitter @ replies in Facebook messages.  As fun as fbook can be, there are now many dangers lurking in simple things like status updates and photo tagging.  Be careful out there. Let’s look at some of the bad (and occasionally funny) ways Facebook can go wrong.

4 Awkward Moments in Facebook "Likes" by Bryan Murphy
4 Awkward Moments in Facebook "Likes" by Bryan Murphy


The 6 Most Common Facebook Photos

4. The Artsy Photo:

“Look at me! I’m so artsy! I think a lot. I want everyone to think that I am too cool for Facebook and that I rarely ever think about it, but I went to the beach to play guitar just so I could put this awesome shot on my FB profile! Did I mention I love playing the guitar?”

And finally, science (and Ron Burgandy) explains why Facebook chatting is like playing with fire for those of the female persuasion…

Repeated conversations among adolescent girls, known as co-rumination, can be unhelpful, particularly if it is about romantic disappointments.

Frequently discussing the same problem can intensify into an unhealthy activity for those who use Facebook and other electronic means to obsess about it, according to the researchers.

Excessive chatting on Facebook can lead to depression in teenage girls

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Update: even CNN is talking about Facebook today on their front page. Freaking copycats.



  1. My handlebar moustache for the 2007 MCLA championship game was described as “kid-toucher-esque”.

    Also, parents on facebook is another danger lurking out there that I forgot to mention. It's just asking for trouble. Anyone notice friends of theirs changing their last name to their middle name to “hide” on facebook? Possibly the lamest, most confusing trend I've seen right now.

    • Parents? Why in the world is that a problem? Twitter and Facebook are revolutionizing the way parents get to know their kids… Refer to this great video: http://mashable.com/2009/08/31/parents-social-m

      Haha, in all seriousness though, I think there are positives and negatives to having your parents or other family members on Facebook… especially when it comes to the 18-26 demographic, which started using Facebook at it's infancy before it was opened up to everyone. We put stuff on facebook we only wanted our friends to see! Though Facebook's privacy settings (their confusing) help curb any issues that might arise by befriending your mom, it's still kind of a weird thing to think about.

      My parents recently joined Facebook and I'm actually starting to love it. They can keep tabs on me even though I live on the other side of the country. Same goes with Twitter. It's a new form of communication, allowing us all to be aware without having to spend time personally updating one another on our busy lives.

  2. Yea, parents or impressionable cousins who will then tell their parents (your aunt and uncle) about what you've been doing. Then they call their sister (your mom) and tell her. You then have to explain to her why you've been shooting guns and getting tattoos. True story.

    I think one of the awkwardest things about facebook is bridging the gap to reality. For instance, is it OK to continue a conversation you started on facebook the next time you see someone in person? Particularly if it were one that was started on facebook to avoid having it in real life? We are teetering on the brink of unexplored sociology here people!

  3. I always felt bad for people who were listed in a relationship with someone on facebook and then they got dumped, so ALL of their friends knew what happened when that persons name came up in the news feed as single.