Friday, August 20, 2010

On internet: use your HEAD

It's near 2 AM, and I've just signed out of the mail after doing some last minute e-mailing. I then found this rather amusing article, which involves marriage and Facebook.

Marriage and Facebook? Doesn't sound too good, right?

Dread of the unknown hung in the air as Lynn France typed two words into the search box on Facebook: the name of the woman with whom she believed her husband was having an affair.

Click. And there it was, the stuff of nightmares for any spouse, cuckolded or not. Wedding photos. At Walt Disney World, no less, featuring her husband literally dressed as Prince Charming. His new wife, a pretty blonde, was a glowing Sleeping Beauty, surrounded by footmen.

The article reminded me a lot of other cases where people get kantoi-ed by Facebook, although not all involves affairs - anyone remember the case where one employer told his boss that his grandmother just died, and when the boss later checked his FB, found him partying that day? And remember that other case where a killer (it's in Indonesia or Philippines, I think) was caught using Facebook?

(and don't forget the case in China - or was it Taiwan? - where they forgot to feed their own baby, while playing an online game where they were raising babies (how ironic is that?))

That last note aside, what I just don't get is how some people can be really 'smart' when it comes to online stuff. I mean, come on, no one's a real saint nowadays, but if you really don't want people to find out about some of your more indecent stuff, then don't post them online in the first place, right?

But who am I kidding? This is the internet after all, heh.

(whoops, I wasn't really planning to write this article in the first place: do not fear, you'll get a semi-narcissistic (lay off with that word, yo >>) and semi-rants for the next post)


  1. "forgot to feed their own baby, while playing an online game where they were raising babies" - It's from Korea, heaven of online games, internet is srs bsns.

  2. Yeap, totally forgotten about that
    Crazy Koreans =/ No wonder they take internet addiction as srs bsns, heh