Stupid People Should Be Banned From Facebook

An article in Today's Guardian reveals the stupidity of many Facebook/Social Media users. This guy got caught by police because he bragged about it on Facebook.
It's no surprise that almost the entire world airs their life on the internet in one form or another through the internet.

Journalists use it to track down a lead, to get images, to network. Families use it to keep in touch with relatives they haven't seen in decades. Others use it to network and share bits about their lives and interesting information.

And now fugitives (using very bad spelling) use it to reveal their actions and whereabouts.

But the biggest mistake that this person did wasn't that he bragged about living the high life in Mexico, it was friending people all willy-nilly:

Although Sopo's profile was set to private, his list of friends was not. Scoville started combing through it and was surprised to see that one friend listed an affiliation with the justice department. He sent a message requesting a phone call.
What is the lesson to learn here? What can law-abiding citizens learn from this Darwin award winner? Friend people that you actually interact with on a regular basis.

But what really bothers me the most about this is that Maxi Sopo (and people like him) think that it's OK to disregard grammer, spelling, punctuation, and social norms on the internet.

With spectacular lack of caution, and in capital letters just in case anyone should miss the sentiment, on June 21 he wrote: "LIFE IS VERY SIMPLE REALLY!!!! BUT SOME OF US HUMANS MAKE A MESS OF IT ... REMEMBER AM JUST HERE TO HAVE FUN PARTEEEEEEE."

Stay classy Internet.


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