Facebook FAIL Friday #89

Here are a few more examples of the downside of Facebook and why it’s a good idea to use PC Pandora monitoring software to make sure your child is not committing a FAIL on the largest social network in the world!

Personal political opinions aside, what do you think of the basic rule set that applies here? Do you think any soldier would have dared in the past speak out and say something like this against any other president?

March 7, 2012
Marine’s Facebook page tests military rules
By Julie Watson, Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn’t follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama.

While Stein softened his statement to say he wouldn’t follow “unlawful orders,” military observers say he may have gone too far.

The Marine Corps is now looking into whether he violated the military’s rules prohibiting political statements by those in uniform and broke its guidelines on what troops can and cannot say on social media. Stein said his views are constitutionally protected. Read more ›

A nursing assistant took photos of her patients and posted them on Facebook, ridiculing them. She landed jail time.

March 8, 2012
Oregon nursing assistant posted disturbing photos of patients on Facebook, gets 8 days in jail
By Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon nursing assistant convicted of taking graphic photos of elderly or disabled patients and posting them on Facebook was sentenced to jail and ordered to write an “insightful” apology.

Nai Mai Chao, 26, served eight days in jail after a jury found her guilty of invasion of personal privacy late last month. She was released Friday.

She was accused of taking disturbing photos of patients using bed pans and posting them on her Facebook page. The pictures date to April 2011. Read more ›

Guy gets married. Leaves wife. Changes name. Stays married. Gets married again. Wife #1 and Wife #2 get connected through a suggested “friend” connection on Facebook! FAIL!

March 09, 2012
Facebook ‘friend’ offer exposes man’s other wife
Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash.– A Washington state corrections officer has been charged with bigamy after Facebook discovered two women were connected to him and suggested they might want to “friend.” Read more ›

DUDE?! Are you serious? Note to everyone: if you are going to steal something, ESPECIALLY property of a judge you just appeared before, do NOT post a photo of yourself with the evidence on Facebook!!!

March 9, 2012
Cops: Man stole judge’s nameplate, posted Facebook photo of himself with it
By The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Note to thieves. If you steal a nameplate from a judge, don’t let anyone post a picture of you holding it on Facebook.

Authorities in South Florida say that’s exactly what led to the arrest Thursday of 21-year-old Steven Mulhall on violation of probation charges. Read more ›


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