PLEASE STOP POSTING WARNING NOTIFICATIONS ON FACEBOOK!!! This Week in Social Media

Happy Friday everyone!

Every so often people seem to get it into their collective heads that if they post some sort of quasi-legalese notification on their Facebook timelines that they will be protected by… something. As I wrote in June of 2012 these notifications are nonsense. It got so bad that comedian John Oliver had to say something, and even Facebook was forced to make an announcement. And yet, like some bizarrely-timed game of whack-a-mole, these notifications seem to pop up randomly. Please folks, stop posting that in your timeline. Please?

My friend and colleague John Tully forwarded an article about how a woman created a fake Facebook brand page account and basically bought a good reputation for her product which is literally called F.A.K.E. Lesson: just because it’s on Facebook that doesn’t mean it’s real!

If you’ve had Facebook trouble lately, there’s a good chance you are not to blame. As of this publishing, Facebook went down twice over the past 12 days. Unfortunately I could not let people on Facebook know about it, which was a bit frustrating I have to admit. Anyway, even huge global companies with over 1 billion active users make mistakes.

Believe it or not, a couple posted photos of stolen loot from a bank on their Facebook page. Lesson: you should never steal anything, but if you absolutely must, do not put photos of your loot on Facebook!

Finally have a look at the guiltiest dog in history, and how he tries so hard to apologies for being a bad puppy. Poor puppy.

Have a great weekend!

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