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How Facebook Can Get You Fired

The following three people are pretty dumb.

Good thing is: if you’re reading this blog, chances are you won’t follow in their footsteps.

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired for defending her hairstyle on Facebook after viewers compared it to that of a cancer patient’s. [Note: This is not a joke.] While Lee felt compelled to respond because the comments were “embarrassingly racist,” her boss allegedly let her go for violating company procedures.

This lady’s bad day got worse when she was fired for venting about it. She posted: “I wish I could get fired some days, it would be easier to be at home than to have to go through this.”

Ohio teacher Melissa Cairns posted a pic of her seventh and eighth graders with duck tape over their mouths. “Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!,” the caption read. Cairns was placed on leave after the incident and said she plans to appeal, according to latest reports.

Have you ever posted something to Facebook that you immediately regretted? Tell us about it.

Related:

8 Journalists That Were Fired For Tweeting

How Not To Get Fired For Facebook Posts

Parents creep on daughter’s profile

When my parents would ground me as an adolescent, that meant I couldn’t leave the house. No AOL Instant Messenger. And no phone calls.

These days, parents are punishing their kids by photo bombing their Facebook pages.

Take this fucking weird Wisconsin couple for example, who confiscated their daughter’s phone and posted several “goofy” pics to her page.

Her brother then proceeded to tell the entire world about it via Reddit.

Well that’s not embarrassing.

Why you can’t stop shopping online


Because Facebook helps advertisers find you using its new Custom Audiences feature.

You don’t even have to like the brand for it to target you. And while Facebook says it keeps your personal contact information anonymous, not everyone is convinced.

Researcher Suriya Prakash performed his own experiment this summer and claims to have collected strangers’ digits. There’s proof, too. Check it out.

Don’t want it to happen to you? Read this.

The article won’t completely save you from being stalked. But it’s a good start.

Prince Harry gets caught—even under a pseudo

Apparently Prince Harry had a Facebook account. That is until he got naked and partied royaly in Vegas.

The account of Spike Wells (aka Harry) was created roughly four years ago and has about 400 friends, according to reports.

But like any smart prince, he took it down shortly after the photos surfaced.

That didn’t stop Chippendales from offering him a job:

I’ve been to Vegas. There are photos. That’s why I’m not on Facebook. But I’m also not famous.

Mom pimps out toddlers

It’s a common occurrence: Parents use Facebook to ruin kids’ lives. See for yourself:

It’s happening people

Part of the reason why Facebook is so creepsten is because you can stalk someone for hours without he or she even knowing.

If you’ve ever been on a dating site before, I’m sure you’re aware of the ‘make two accounts’ trick so the promising prospects don’t know how often you frequent their pages.

I always wondered if Facebook would someday do the same.

Well people: sounds like that day has come. Apparently, it announced this week that it will start letting users know who has viewed items on the site. (More HERE.)

That’s definitely bad news for the 88 percent of people who admitted to stalking their exes on Facebook in this survey.

The lovely journos at Vice.com have compiled a list of 7 people you should stalk before this gets serious.

Hurry, get to it. This will take days.

There’s an app to find Facebook ‘friends’ near you

Sounds like a sex service to me. Or just really fucking creepy.

This video sums it up:

More from CNN HERE.

[Note: The ‘Find Friends Nearby’ app can be accessed by going “to the URL http://fb.com/ffn; or, on your phone’s app, go to the menu sidebar, scroll down to Find Friends, and touch Find Friends Nearby,” according to the LA Times.]

Grounded for life

All a facade

Facebook ruined my life when I friended my step-daughter. I married my husband over a decade ago and never sensed the hatred that was expressed in this message she sent shortly after I asked her to be my friend. “Why would I accept this friendship when we aren’t even friends in real life?” I was shocked. Turns out I was immature and never there for her. I made no attempt to support her or be a friend—let alone mother. Thank god for my biological kids.

No more fans

Facebook ruined my life when my client’s fan page disappeared. My boss shit a brick and two people were fired. I stalked Facebook for a week before they finally restored the page. My boss still talks about how I don’t know how to manage a team.

Jailbait

Facebook ruined my life when my ex-boyfriend got out of jail. He immediately found me on Facebook and apologized for how he had treated me eight years ago. That week, he also made 15 comments on my photos—all in one day. Comments included “yum” and “tasty” on pictures of me in my bathing suit on a family vacation. My parents were also tagged in the photos. Gross.

Shitty status

Facebook ruined my life when I accidentally made the dude who I was stalking my Facebook status—three times. I thought I was searching his name but really I was just typing it into my status update. And of course someone had to take a screen capture and post it on the bulletin board at his frat house. We never spoke again.

Facebook ruins marriages? Uh, duh!

As I’m sure most of you have heard, last week Reverend Cedric Miller of a small town in New Jersey announced that members of his congregation delete their Facebook accounts.

Miller says that Facebook causes old flings to reunite and in the last six months, 20 couples in his 1,100-member congregation have experienced marital problems as a result of Facebook.

We love Reverend Cedric Miller’s message. And we were excited to have him as our spokesperson—so you could imagine our dismay when it was revealed that he testified in a 2003 criminal case to having a threesome!

The Associated Press reported two days ago that Miller is temporarily stepping down from the pulpit because of an affair involving a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant ten years ago.

Yet even though others may now deny his credibility, Mr. Miller still makes a valid point.

A good friend once told me, you get what you give out of Facebook. So for those of you stalking old boyfriends, sending private messages of fond memories, Facebook chatting into the wee hours—regardless of the fact you have a spouse—yes, it will ruin your marriage!

It’s simply another form of adultery and just because you aren’t looking that person in the face, it doesn’t make it right. But who am I to judge? I just hate Facebook.

Did Facebook ruin your marriage? Send us your story. Let’s try and make it stop happening to others.

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