Facebook FAIL Friday #129

A bunch of FAILs to report this week. More reminders that you should be using PC Pandora computer monitoring software to know what your kids are doing on Facebook…

Starting with this genius who threatened to carry out a school massacre… in Colorado of all places!!

January 19, 2013
Teen detained after Facebook threat to school

CENTER, Colo. (AP) — A teenager has been detained for allegedly posting a threat on Facebook that he would carry out a massacre at a southern Colorado high school over a detention issue.

The Valley Courier reports (http://tinyurl.com/awyxswc) the teen was taken into custody Tuesday after the threat appeared about Center High School in Center, about 20 miles north of Alamosa. CONTINUE READING›

A 14-year-old girl was attacked at school and fight was taped. Out of humiliation, she ran away…

January 20, 2013
Missing California girl, 14, returns home after running away when video on Facebook shows her in schoolyard brawl
By Erik Ortiz, New York Daily News

A 14-year-old California girl who vanished after video of her in a schoolyard attack was posted on Facebook is back home.

Baileigh Karam, of Carlsbad, was found safe and reunited with her family Friday — a week after she went missing, school officials reported. CONTINUE READING›

A 30-year-old man abducted and assaulted a college student in Michigan, then led police on a chase, and posted a good bye on Facebook right before engaging ops in a firefight he knew he would lose.

January 20, 2013
‘Well folks, I’m about to get shot,’ says suspect in Facebook goodbye
By Brittany Brady, CNN

(CNN) — A man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting a Central Michigan University student posted a final goodbye a few hours later on his Facebook page shortly before an officer fatally shot him, authorities said Friday.

“Well folks, I’m about to get shot. Peace,” was 30-year-old Eric Ramsey’s last post to his Facebook wall around 3:15 a.m. Thursday, Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski told CNN in a telephone interview.

Ramsey had abducted the student from CMU’s campus about 2.5 hours northwest of Detroit on Wednesday evening, then drove her to a home where he bound and sexually assaulted her, the sheriff’s department said in a news release. CONTINUE READING›

This story illustrates how dangerous it is to have a job where you are held accountable for teenagers… according to the story, the only mistake the teacher made was posting the photo. The kids did this to themselves, laughing all the while, and encouraged the photos…

January 23, 2013
Akron teacher could be fired for posting Facebook picture showing duct tape on students’ mouths
Teacher regrets post, but says photo was a joke
By Bob Jones, newsnet5.com

AKRON, Ohio – An Akron middle school teacher could be fired after she posted a photograph on Facebook which showed duct tape covering the mouths of several of her students.

A caption under the picture read: “Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!”

The teacher, Melissa Cairns, told NewsChannel5 that the post, which she now regrets, was meant to be a joke and the students encouraged her take a picture of their covered mouths in the classroom. CONTINUE READING›

Just a dumb move by a football player’s wife…

January 21, 2013
Wes Welker’s wife rants about Ray Lewis’ past on Facebook
By Chris Strauss, USA TODAY

And the 2013 award for “best rant by a Patriots’ spouse after a season-ending loss” goes to …Anna Burns Welker.

Last year, Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen told a group of heckling Giants fans following Super Bowl XLVI that her “husband can not (effing) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.”

After New England’s 28-13 loss to Baltimore in Sunday night’s AFC title game, the wife of Patriots receiver Wes Welker went on the offensive against the Ravens’ Ray Lewis on Facebook. CONTINUE READING›

“Duh” said everyone…

January 22, 2013
Facebook Study Says Envy Is Rampant On The Social Network
By Belinda Goldsmith, Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Witnessing friends’ vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers.

A study conducted jointly by two German universities found rampant envy on Facebook, the world’s largest social network that now has over one billion users and has produced an unprecedented platform for social comparison.

The researchers found that one in three people felt worse after visiting the site and more dissatisfied with their lives, while people who browsed without contributing were affected the most. CONTINUE READING›


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