In case you didn’t know… using Facebook
at your place of employment could get you a spot on the unemployment line!!
A Georgia mom is in the news today after she was fired from her job for posting a statement on her wall about her sick daughter.
Whether you wanna believe or not, there are many employers that closely monitor computer use these days and unfortunately for Misty Roberson, her employer was one of them.
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Two weeks after posting an update to friends and family about her daughter’s illness, her company fired her for it. Stating the Facebook post about her sick daughter violated their social media policy. *sigh*
Details + video below… Continue Reading…
In classic “Facebook Fail” news…
Meet 18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown of Astoria, Oregon. Cox-Brown posed for the mugshot above after he was arrested for drunk driving.
Crazy thing is… he probably woulda got away with it if his love of Facebook hadn’t have interfered! The teen was located after he boasted about driving drunk on Facebook.
When will you people learn that it’s not appropriate to announce your crimes on Facebook and/or Twitter? *sigh*
[FLASHBACK: Facebook Fail! And Her Name Ain't 'Mari Juana' (PHOTO)]
Full story about Cox-Brown’s Facebook DUI arrest below… Continue Reading…
Yuuup… you read right.
Facebook is credited with connecting almost a billion people online and probably unfairly credited with breaking up many a marriage.
[READ: Should There Be A Rulebook for Facebook Relationships?]
The popular social networking site is in the news today after admitting that there are over 83 MILLION fake accounts in their database!
Details… Continue Reading…
What would you do if you left your phone for repair with a reputable venue only to find that it’s employees were accessing your social networking accounts on your phone?
Well Rich Dewberry faced that question recently. Dewberry, a heterosexual man in Denver says he was wrongly “outed” on Facebook after he left his phone for repair at a local Best Buy.
Dewberry says he took his mobile device to get fixed and was given a new phone temporarily. Shortly afterward, he noticed that his Facebook status had been updated to read:
“I am gay, I’m coming out.”
Apparently Dewberry had failed to sign out of his applications prior to submitting the phone and was a victim of a vicious prank by an employee of the store!
Details… Continue Reading…
Meet husband and wife Michael and Tamara Rhoades and their friend Steven Mills.
The trio posed for the mugshots above after being arrested for assaulting and torturing a woman they met online. The married couple plus a Mills, a family friend were also aided by a 14 year old who took part in the festivities.
They allegedly assaulted a 20-year old woman they met online , set her on fire, then forced the victim to post a video to her Facebook wall, displaying her injuries to her online friends.
Can you imagine perusing your Facebook wall coming across something like that from one of your friends??
Full story… Continue Reading…
Did we not learn ANYTHING from Wiz Khalifa’s twitter incident
? *sigh* A loyal StraightFromTheA.com
reader sent in the Facebook Fail
This is a profile picture on facebook…then lil mama has her name place of employment and everything else on her profile…really? Who does that?
I think I can safely say posting a photo like this (especially alongside your employment information) is a social media DON’T! I swear some people should be banned from the innnnanet!
On a lighter note, if you feel like an URB-al ATL flashback…. Continue Reading…