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Photos You Should Not Post on Facebook

Updated on November 7, 2012
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Jeannie has been writing online for over 8 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.


What were you thinking?

Everyone seems to be into social networking sites, and of course, Facebook is the most popular. Also, everyone seems to have a digital camera or at least a cell phone that takes photos and videos now, too. When you combine these two things together, what do you get? Sometimes the two can join forces and product beautiful videos and photos for the world to enjoy! However, sometimes the opposite happens. This hub is about just that. This hub is going to focus on the photos you should not ever post on Facebook.

I really don't even want to stop at photos. I want to discuss videos as well. YouTube is littered with embarrassing videos. For some reason, it is not humiliating enough to watch your best friend fall off the stage at the talent show. Instead, it is just funnier to post that video on YouTube and share it with the world. Next thing you know, the video has gone viral and now it is even on TV. I mean, seriously, who doesn't want to be on Tosh.O or Ridiculousness or World's Dumbest Performers? Even better, if you make all three shows, wow, a triple whammy in embarrassment.

Facebook, and for that matter Twitter and my old forgotten favorite... MySpace, are just as bad. People are posting videos and photos that do not need to be seen by everyone. Why, oh why, do people feel the need to take a number of photos while drunk at parties? There should be a button on every cell phone and on every camera you can press before you start drinking so you are either A) not allowed to take photos all night, or B) not allowed to post them until you can pass a breathalizer test. Since none of this technology exists, we must rely on people to have common sense. Since common sense really isn't so common now, please let me assist you with some basic rules.

If you are cheating on someone, don't post it.

I am not sure if some people believe their spouses do not know how to use that fancy piece of technology called a computer, but I am pretty sure most do. Even if your spouse is not on Facebook, your spouse's friends probably are and some of them are probably your friends, too. So why do people post photos with their "special friend" on Facebook?

Even if you are not outright cheating on your wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, sugar daddy... whatever!... if you have your arms around some person that is not your significant other, you probably shouldn't post that on Facebook. I mean, do you deserve to get caught? Definitely! Is Facebook the right way to do it? Probably not, but you are an idiot, so it serves you right.

Stop embarrassing your kids!

Kids are cute, aren't they? Grandma loves logging into Facebook and seeing her grandchildren's smiling faces in Christmas photos. You know what no one loves? Humiliating photos of your children! Your kids are going to need therapy for years.

I am not talking about your standard embarrassing family photos. Everyone has family members that will post photos from the old days. There you are 8 years old with buck teeth (because you haven't gotten your braces yet) and wearing bell bottoms (because they were hand-me-downs) standing in front your elementary school. It is cute in its own way, even if you are forced to untag yourself from the photo because everyone is making fun of you.

The photos I am talking about are things like your kid falling down stairs, or your kid at age 12 being forced to sit with Santa Claus and crying about it. The videos I am talking about are the kind on YouTube, with once again, kids falling down flights of stairs. Why is that funny? Now that kid probably can never do basic math again and you jerks are laughing at her. Can someone call Child Protective Services? Furthermore, why are some of you breaking into the bathroom and taping your kid when he is naked and singing Justin Bieber songs in the shower? Hey, give the kid a break? Now no one is going to eat lunch with him in middle school. Someone, PLEASE call Child Protective Services!

Stop posting drunk pics. Just stop!

I know this might be hard to believe, but some of you out there probably have one of those things... oh, you know... what's the word?... not dignity... none of you posting drunk photos have that. Hmmmm.... oh yeah... A JOB... some of you just might have a job! When you have a job, posting videos or photos when you are drunk is a bad idea. When you don't have a job, but you might like to have one at some point in your life, posting drunk photos is a bad idea. If you have relatives, or for goodness sake, your own children looking at your photos or watching your videos online, don't post anything when you are drunk.

I know some of your friends are losers and they are going to post photos of you when you are drunk. My advice to you, don't get too drunk when someone with a camera is roaming around. This can be tough, but some people have evil friends. If you do have evil friends and Kelly happens to take your photo just as you start to puke in your purse from too much alcohol, threaten Kelly so she will not share the photo. If she does share it, untag it and deny it exists. If you run for office one day, you might just have to fess up then. But first, see if Kelly takes bribes. You never know.

What is up with so many violent videos?

I am really not sure why I live in a nation full of people that enjoy low-brow humor, yet that is the case. People just love watching other people get hurt. I don't know why, but this seems to be true. Often, it is tough to catch a good action photo of someone getting hurt, although I've seen it a time or two on Facebook. Instead, this is really popular in YouTube videos.

For some reason, guys getting hit between the legs is hilarious to many people in our society. No, I don't know why. It can't be just because I am a female I don't get it. Certainly some dudes have to hate seeing this lame form of entertainment, too. This is not a recent discovery either. Oh no, I've known something is wrong with our sense of humor since the early days of America's Funniest Home Videos when Bob Saget was laughing his head off at some poor dude bent over crying. Why is this funny? I just don't get it.

I've seen men ask their friends to kick, punch, or beat them in the privates. I've also seen guys falling off of bikes, skateboards, the roof, hillsides, etc. Everyone seems to think people getting hurt is funny. These videos start on YouTube and then go viral. Why are these being posted? I am embarrassed for the victims... why aren't they embarrassed, too? Oh, we are all going to hell in a handbasket. Chances are, if I went on YouTube right now, there probably is a video of someone going to hell in a handbasket, if that is even possible. And somewhere behind that camera, there is an idiot laughing at the situation.

Don't post photos of your criminal activities.

Let's face it, some of you are criminals. I know it and you know it. You are reading this right now, but you are thinking about some criminal activities for later tonight. You are plotting and coming up with a plan. Guess what? Don't take photos of your criminal activities and post it on Facebook. Guess who else uses Facebook? Police officers use Facebook! I happen to be friends with a police officer on Facebook, so I know this to be true!

Seriously, some of you deserve to get caught. If you are committing terrible crimes, you've just helped the police find you by posting your criminal acts online. In some ways, that is a good thing. However, if you were smart, you would realize not posting the photos might mean you are not getting caught. So the next time your partner in crime thinks taking a photo of you wearing your stolen outfit in front of the home you just burglarized while holding a stolen TV is a good idea, let him know he should hold off on that one.

It's all about having some dignity!

I believe my work here is done. I mean, I guess I did just encourage criminals and cheaters to hide their shameful activities a little better, so maybe that is not a good thing, but hey, I am just trying to teach some common sense around here. You know how the saying goes, "Common sense isn't as common as it used to be." Oh, that is so true. Just take a look around on Facebook pages and check out some YouTube videos, and you will see what I mean.

Just remember, as long as you have something called "dignity" in life, and you try to keep that dignity, you will probably do the right thing. If it is an embarrassing photo for you or someone else, just don't post it. If the video humiliates you or someone else, once again, just don't post it. These are simple rules to live by.

Copyright ©2012 Jeannieinabottle


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  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Yes, it does make it easier for the police to solve crimes now. Thanks for your comment!

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    Levertis Steele 

    7 years ago from Southern Clime

    Yes, I agree with you that telling criminals not to post their crimes on facebook is a bad idea. They commit a crime and solve it when posting. Excellent confession!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for your comment! I can't believe the photos some people post. I think people secretly don't want to find employment or they enjoy the drama.

  • ChrisStyles profile image


    8 years ago from USA

    Lol, I always wonder what people are thinking when I see some of the photos they put up for everyone to see. Especially those that are seeking employment.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I tend to leave out photos I feel will embarrass people. I do have friends that will ask, "Why didn't you post that photo?" My response will be, "I thought you had some dignity. If not, I can post it." :-) Thanks for your comment!

  • petertebin profile image


    8 years ago from Maryland

    I totally agree with your hub. Some photos need to be left off from the world to see! Voted Up!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Exactly! People just seem to be lacking in dignity lately. Thanks for your comment!

  • SpeakUpStandOut profile image


    8 years ago from Southern California

    The last line says it all, have some dignity!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    People don't know the meaning of the word "privacy" anymore. They will share anything and everything. These are also the same people that will complain years down the road about not being able to get a decent job because HR departments googled them online and found their photos. It is an endless melodramatic cycle. Thanks for the vote and thanks for sharing!

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    Lady Jen Palven 

    8 years ago from Philippines

    You hit the mark my friend! What's up with people posting like kids drinking beers and I can't take those people who posted on my wall without any shirts on or even showing pictures with their sacred part..and as if their body's are from a Greek god!geez!thanks for this, voted and shared :)

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much for pointing that out. You are so right. Many of my hubs would not exist if people were a little smarter. Haha. Thanks for the vote up!

  • GlstngRosePetals profile image


    8 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

    If it wasn't for those not so brite people posting those photos and videos you would not have been able to write such a wonderful article. Very entertaining. Voted up!!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I know exactly what you are saying. I have friends that post the most unattractive photos of me online. I think it gives them a lot of joy. They are kind of evil. Hehe. ;-)

  • crissytsu profile image


    8 years ago from Texas

    Darn guess I should start taking down those drunk photos now..not really but my friends always post pics that I don't want showing up

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You are right... I can't imagine every photo going online either. I used to have photos saved the old fashioned way... in photo albums! :-)

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    Abby K 

    8 years ago from Southern California

    I have a ton but its pics since I was born plus two marriages and four kids and several god children lol. I have a lot but I don't take them every moment either.

    I know! I think sometimes people think that everyone is blind and stup;id. Sometimes I really think that there are people that no matter how in your face they are about could be right in front of both of us they would still try to convince us we didn't see what we know we

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    abbykorinnelee - Wow, there are some real idiots out there. The stupid thing about that guy is he would have been able to get away with not paying child support if he had stopped bragging about having money. I used to date an idiot that would tell me he was too tired to go out with me and then he would go to bars and post photos with other women. Ummm... I am not stupid to see the time stamp on the photo! People seriously need to think more before posting photos. You are right... the private albums can be great for storing photos in one spot. Thanks for your comments!

    WebsiteConfetti - I have many photos on Facebook, but I'd like to think I don't just photograph every moment. I take photos at weddings, events, the beach, etc. I agree that some people just have too many photos of nothing. Thanks for you comment!

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    Abby K 

    8 years ago from Southern California

    I lost all my photos once and I had even backed them up and so since i have kids and its obvious Facebook isn't going anywhere I uploaded them there, however, I have a lot of private albums...and I don't always post for them to know I uploaded any new ones. I think that its making people a lot more self-focused to be honest

  • WebsiteConfetti profile image


    8 years ago from Australia

    I wish that people would think twice before posting photos of facebook. Some people on my friend's list have thousands, yes thousands of photos. And the thing is, almost every photo has the same staged posed only in a different location. Such as the bedroom, the lounge room, the workplace, near fridge, outside a shopping centre. I wish people would understand that not every moment needs to be captured on Facebook!

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    Abby K 

    8 years ago from Southern California

    I love this brought back a conversation I had with my child support enforcment caseworker that was explaining that they even use facebook to track a non-custodial parent now a days and that one guy was claiming he didn't have money for his support because he couldn't work and he was actually working under the table and flauting the money to his baby's mother all the time. She took the picture of him holding wads of cash and smiling at the camera and said it came from his facebook and they took a look, verified it was there and got the guy in serious trouble for all his back payments and even some jail time. I would definitely be careful about what you Other's have been fired from their jobs I know too.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You are so right. If I've learned one thing about Facebook in life it is don't friend your boss on your personal page. It is best to have a separate work account, even if you are not partying it up. Thanks for checking out my hub!

  • danielleantosz profile image


    8 years ago from Florida

    The pictures and information people post on FB really never ceases to amaze me. Like posting about going out to the bar, then posting that you're going to call into work....when you have your BOSS on FB? Great hub!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Brett.Tesol - Yes, respect and dignity seem to be lacking a lot now in our society as a whole. I can't believe how some people treat their friends on Facebook, but I guess that says a lot about their true personality. Thanks for sharing my hub!

    Hezekiah - I think you are right. A lot of people with bad ideas do ruin Facebook. I know people that would use it more often if they thought less people would try to embarrass them on Facebook. Thanks for the comment!

    Pamela99 - Thanks so much! I try to mix a little humor in everything because I think people are more likely to read it. But seriously, more people should pay attention to the people they hurt online.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Great advice and I just hope some of the offenders on Facebook take your advice. I really enjoyed this hub with a bit of humor mixed with the way many of us feel about this stupid and inappropriate pictures.

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    8 years ago from Japan

    Nice, I definitely need to post this on my Facebook wall. Too many people are disrespecting Facebook and killing it.

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    Brett C 

    8 years ago from Asia

    Up and awesome. I think the bit that is missing, at least largely in the UK, is RESPECT. Both respect for yourself and others. People seem to happily destroy 'friend's' lives, without a second thought. Embarrassing pictures, insulting posts, violence ... seriously, what has happened?? Technology really doesn't always have a positive effect on the world.

    Shared, up and awesome.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    People seem to have no shame at all anymore. I think your "no camera" rule is a good one. I remember when people used to simply experience life and not every single waking moment was documented with photos. I kind of wish we could go back to those times. Thanks for the comment!

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    Heidi Dawn Medina 

    8 years ago from Denver, CO

    These are all so true. It amazes me how many people post their lives on Facebook and other social media outlets as if they don't realize the world is seeing it. Its so embarrassing to watch a couple or a family air all their dirty laundry on these sites, a fine example the Jackson family currently. What happened to keeping some things private?!!! My sister and I have a rule of no cameras when we go out just because of stuff like this (its not that we go out and get stupid, its just that we don't want pictures of us in bars posted).

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    RealHousewife - Hahaha... you were not the Kelly I had in mind, but hey, that is funny nonetheless. I am pretty sure I have some drunk pics too, but as long as I am not too foolish, I think it is OK. And yes, I honestly know cheaters who post photos with "the other woman" online. Thanks for checking out my hub!

    Curiad - I know! I can't believe how many people stick things up their butt and take photos or have video evidence of this event. Seriously, anything that is on fire should not go there! Thanks for the comment!

    Austinstar - Hahaha... that would be absolutely hilarious. Thanks for sharing that image with me. :-)

    Julie DeNeen - I haven't seen that yet. I should search for that on YouTube. Geez, now I guess I am encouraging that behavior. Thanks for the comment!

    randomcreative - I KNOW! I don't understand what is up with parents posting nude pics of kids. If they are under 3, that is OK. However, I've seen kids in lots of embarrassing nude pics and they are way too old for that. Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    Rose Clearfield 

    8 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Hilarious and well done as always. It drives me crazy how many parents post public pictures of their babies and little kids naked. I don't care if they're in the tub...seriously? No one wants to find that lost in cyber space years later.

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    Blurter of Indiscretions 

    8 years ago from Clinton CT

    Loved it. Have you seen Ellen embarrass her guests with photos from their FB? It's hysterical!! Great job!

  • Austinstar profile image


    8 years ago from Somewhere near the heart of Texas

    If only Kelly knew how to post videos, I would know you were talking about her, but she is still trying to master the art. When she does, I do expect some videos of her vomiting into her purse or in the floorboard of a car.

    I am still laughing and I cannot spell...

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    8 years ago

    I have to agree, the volume of stupidity on Facebook, YouTube and all the other sites is amazing!

    Seriously, if you are stupid enough to stick a bottle-rocket in your bum and light it on camera???

    Great Hub Jeannie!

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    Kelly Umphenour 

    8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Wow!ok now I do have some drunk pix on my personal FB but nothing too like that...and my name IS Kelly so...I guess I better go check my pictures!

    If someone is cheating and they post photos well that would just be dumb! They do deserve to get caught! Don't they!

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    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    josh3418 - I am seriously concerned for some of these children that fall on their heads in these videos. Why are so many people laughing? My guess would be the person behind the camera is grateful he or she won't be the only idiot in the family once that kid hits her head hard enough. Shesh! Thanks for checking out my hub! :-)

    fresh2def05 - Yes, it pays more to be stupid now than to be smart, that is for sure. I've even learned that at jobs. Most managers like the agreeable person that smiles and nods better than the person that really has something to say. Sigh. Thanks for the vote up and thanks for sharing!

    maggs224 - That is so true! The people that really need to read this are probably just posting photos right now. :-) Thanks for the votes and for sharing.

    Jlava73 - I know what you mean. It depends on the photo and it depends on the friend. If I tell a friend not to post a photo and it gets posted, I get really mad if I keep getting tagged in it. As far as I am concerned, that is not a good friend and sometimes I need to get rid of the tag and ditch the friend on Facebook once and for all. Oh how Facebook complicates lives! Thanks for checking out my hub.

    Bijit99 - Thanks for sharing your hub's link. I will check it out later on.

    Alecia Murphy - I think reality shows and the internet has made a lot of people have no shame. Now, people think any kind of behavior is entertainment. It is kind of sad. Not to mention, people also think the most mundane tasks are interesting now. Just because people will sit and watch the Kardashians eat dinner or watch the Jersey Shore kids go grocery shopping doesn't mean mundane tasks are that interesting. It just means E channel and MTV ran out of good footage to show. Thanks for checking out my hub and thanks for the comment!

    Mellonyy - I don't even mind photos of people drinking, but photos of people throwing up from drinking or doing a face plant because they can't even stand up is just too much. People used to be embarrassed about this type of thing. Now, it is fun to share it with the world. Shesh! Thanks for the vote up and thanks for sharing!

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    8 years ago

    Awesome idea about stop posting drunk pics on Facebook, or wherever. I am disgusted by these photos and appreciate your advice. Voted up and shared!

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    Alecia Murphy 

    8 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

    It seems like dignity is almost a lost art for some people. The internet has almost made them think there's no limit to what kind of craziness they can expose us to. I usually think in terms of something you'd be okay with your mother seeing it. But then again I'm old school. Great hub!

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    Bijit Sharma 

    8 years ago from Tinsukia, India

    A very informative hub Jeannie. Loved reading it. A too wrote a hub "Clean up your Facebook profile before applying for a job" a couple of days earlier. You can read it here

    do give a comment on how much our ideas match

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    Jennifer Vasconcelos 

    8 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

    Great Hub Jeannie. I've been tagged in a less than flattering photo by a friend. I left it up because I care more about the friendship than the photo. Thanks for the laughs and the reminders.

  • maggs224 profile image


    8 years ago from Sunny Spain

    A great hub filled with great advice, most people that read it will no doubt agree with you, I know that I do.

    The ones that really need to read this and would benefit the most from it, most likely will not read it, too busy getting the next batch of inappropriate and embarrassing photos ready to post lol...

    I am voting up and hitting buttons on my way out :D

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    8 years ago from Louisville, Ky

    Your right. Stupidity has definitely taken over the world. Nowadays it's funny to be a dummy and they're actually making money. (Didn't mean to rhyme) But great hub and soo true. Voted up and definitely shared!!

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    Joshua Zerbini 

    8 years ago from Pennsylvania


    This was stinkin hilarious! Awesome, totally had me cracking up when I read this part...

    "Now that kid probably can never do basic math again and you jerks are laughing at her."

    ROFL, Awesome hub Jeannie, thanks for giving me a needed laugh! :)

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    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    fpherj48 - I am glad you enjoyed it so much. We all need a good laugh at times. :-) I thought I had perhaps ranted a bit too much in this one, but if you laughed that hard, I am happy I put enough humor it. Thanks so much!

    donnah75 - It is amazing how many people get caught in lies because of Facebook. I suppose I should have added, if you are underage, don't post photos of your underage drinking party. Sigh. I saw a viral video once of high school kids that worked an entire weekend on creating a giant slide from the roof of their house the whole time the parents were gone. Even if they were able to disassemble that thing by the time the parents got home, that video was everywhere. At some point, I am sure the parents saw it and thought, "Hey, is that our house?" People leave behind too much evidence now! :-) Thanks for the comment and the vote up!

    Writerly Yours - Thanks so much! Every now and then, I do kind of feel like I am speaking for others. I am surprised how many people do agree with me on a lot of issues.

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    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Stephanie Henkel - I am glad you liked my hub. I will never figure out how America's Funniest Home Videos continues to stay on the air. I can't believe that many people enjoy watching others get hurt. What is worse is when the person with the camera LAUGHS and won't put the camera down. I think the rule is, as long as no one dies, it is funny. How awful! Thanks for being on my side on this one.

    barbergirl28 - Hahaha... I guess as long as you embrace those photos, it is OK. I know I have some stupid photos online... like me dressed like a bee in Target and me sword fighting in an aisle in Target... and well, all of my stupid photos are pretty much at Target. I just get frustrated with girls throwing up from drinking or something along those lines, and the idiot friends that take those photos and post them. Everyone knows you are supposed to put down the camera and hold her hair! :-) Thanks for dropping by my hub!

    SweetiePie - I do agree with you... employers need to stop overstepping their boundaries. Do you know there are companies now that ask for Facebook login information before hiring a new employee so they can go through their Facebook page... even look at private messages? You've got to be kidding me. I would rather never work again than do something like that. Who wants to work for a company like that? So yeah, I know what you are saying. Thanks for the comment!

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    Writerly Yours 

    8 years ago

    Great Hub.

    You say what we all are thinking.

    Thank you.

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    Donna Hilbrandt 

    8 years ago from Upstate New York

    In addition to thinking before we speak, we need to "think before we post." It is quite amazing what gets posted on the internet. One of my coworkers was able to use FB photos posted on his son's page as evidence when his son had a party when he was out of town. His son is not yet 21, so he wasn't too happy to have an underage party on his property. His son wasn't too smart if he didn't want mom and dad to find out. I bet other parents would be amazed if they kept tabs on their children's FB accounts. Although if the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, then maybe their page is looking similar...

    Good discussion topic. I especially liked your point about how employers look at FB pages. So true.

    Voted up.

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    8 years ago from Carson City

    Jeannie...This hub is all I can possibly take without passing out for lack of oxygen.......I have laughter tears just streaming down and I believe you caused me a hernia.......This settles it. I'm liquidating and moving in next door to you. The money you will save me in meds....the cardio and lung activities alone..not to mention the serotonin levels.

    You make me LAUGH, girl.....all alone here, in front of my keyboard, like a psychopath in hysterics........if I'm not next door to you by next neighbors probably called Crisis Services to take me away........But Hey, thanks anyway. UP++

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    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    billybuc - Sometimes I feel embarrassed for people on Facebook. I will see photos and think, "why does this exist?" Then I will see the very person that posted it is the very person that should be ashamed. Oh well. And to think I always thought I had a lack of dignity. Ha! Thanks for the comment!

    villecat - Yes, I personally don't think employers have the right to snoop around on employees' pages, but the fact is, they do. It is just better to keep some things private. Thanks for checking out my hub!

    thesingernurse - Thanks so much for sharing my hub! It does help for people to be careful when posting anything to Facebook.

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    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Glimmer Twin Fan - My mother feels the same way. When she is at a family function, she literally threatens everyone taking photos about putting them on Facebook. Sometimes the photos find their way online, but you can believe I didn't put them there without asking! Thanks for checking out my hub!

    carol7777 - It is just so easy for things to get out of hand. It would be easier if we all worked harder on just not doing embarrassing things, but seriously, who hasn't fallen down some stairs every now and then? I am just thankful no one had a camera one day when I went face first down a flight of stairs at college. Those were the good old days - no camera phones! Thanks for checking out my hub!

    Thomas, that is a brilliant strategy you have going. It is hard to be embarrassing when you are the guy with the shoulder in the background. Perhaps you should write a part 2 to this hub and let everyone in on your way to avoid embarrassing photos. :-)

    Thanks for dropping by my hub!

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    8 years ago from Southern California, USA

    Okay I do think people need to be discrete, but it is creepy employers are looking their employees up on Facebook. Apparently some teacher got in trouble because she went to a male dancing club and they threw chocolate on her shirt, and she was posing next to a topless guy. Make your Facebook page private if you do not want people to see certain stuff, but employers need to stop looking people up on Facebook. Just think back to the days when it was not around. You had no idea if John Dodo was walking around with a party hat and nothing else on in Times Square.

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    Stacy Harris 

    8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    Yep - you caught me... I have no dignity. I will admit though - a lot of those stupid looking photos of me... well, I might have been drinking... I might not have been drinking. I am known to be equally stupid regardless of whether or not I have had alcohol. But man - I really should untag myself from all those photos I tagged myself in! :)

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    Stephanie Henkel 

    8 years ago from USA

    Thank you, thank you! I cringe every time I see a photo or video of someone getting hurt! It's one reason I don't like Funniest Home Videos! And those idiots who post pictures of themselves or friends cheating or engaged in something embarrassing or illegal ...PLEASE! Your hub was forthright, funny and blunt - Loved it!

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    Tina Siuagan 

    8 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

    You are right. No matter what type of content one ought to post on Facebook (and other social media sites), he has to be more prudent of his actions.

    Sharing this one so people would be enlightened. :)

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    Catherine Dean 

    8 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

    Very sound advice, especially since some employers are wanting to view people's facebook pages.

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    Bill Holland 

    8 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Well you just shot about 90% of these idiots out of the water by telling them to have some dignity! How can they have that which they have never had?

    I love Facebook but it is unbelievable how stupid some people are...or egotistical....or both. I know of no other explanation for some of the things I have seen.

    Great hub as always.

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    8 years ago from Reno, Nevada


    Dignity is so hard to reassemble after it has been tattered and shattered by a friend with a camera. I'm actually pretty good...I'm typically aware of where the camera is and am able to "just" not be in that picture...all most people see is a nondescript shoulder poking out of the back of group photo.

    This anonymity affords me more time to think about the crimes I want to commit following the party's conclusion. Yes, clever that.


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    carol stanley 

    8 years ago from Arizona

    Wow, I like this a lot, and hope people will follow suit and do as you suggest. Things like this are so easy to get out of hand. So lets hope it happens.

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    Claudia Mitchell 

    8 years ago

    Amen to all of these! It also really bugs me when people post my picture on their facebook page without asking. Just a pet peeve of mine! Great hub!


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