The Eight Accidental Shame-Inducing Moments of Facebook: A Guide

By 02.16.11

Photo shame is a whole separate article.

Facebook has given us many things, most notably an opportunity to get much, much closer to our friends, family, and people we’ve met twice than we really care to be, all under our own names.  Part of Facebook’s popularity, and something sites imitating it could stand to learn, is that it inverts the dynamic of the Internet.  Where on most of the Internet you create your own personality, and those you interact with have nothing to contrast it with, on Facebook, you reveal the truth about yourself to those around you.

Often accidentally.  Here are the eight forms of soul-baring on Facebook; all of them involuntary, most of them humiliating.

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