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Freddy Woo writes, "My school bully just friended me on Facebook!" No doubt he pokes him, and then demands his lunch money.

Personally, last month a scantily clad young woman confused me with her fiance, with whom I share a first and last name. I'm still not sure she's noticed, but she's going to be mortified when she does.

What's the biggest mistake you've made using a social networking site?

(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 14:06)
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I am more of the email generation and wasn’t really down with the Facebook and Bebo thing until my mates pestered me to join Bebo.

So I join, and I hunt for people that I know etc. A few days later surfing around I thought I would look for some cousins and my sister.

I find a cousin, and I find my sister.

Now my sister is called ‘Jo’, and my cousin is called ‘Joe’. Both are obviously shortened versions of their real names of Joanne and Joseph. They have the same surnames as my cousin was from the paternal side.

So I click on ‘Jo’ and it is someone else, not my sister. Fine.

Then I click on ‘Joe’ and find my sisters face on the page. My brain didn’t process it for a minute, until I looked at the picture again. It was my sister, but she was wearing a suit and tie and some sort of wig or had done her hair up with an uncharacteristic side parting.

How very odd I think, but I reasoned that it must be some sort of fancy dress thing. Student japery. I request that we be friends and leave it at that. I also send a text message to her jokingly referring to her as ‘Joe’.

Five minutes later I get a phone call from my hysterical weeping sister begging me not to tell our parents.

“Eh? What the hell are you talking about?”

“Please don’t tell them I want to be a man!”


Christmas 2007 was interesting.
(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 14:59, 7 replies)
Well now you have the brother you've always wanted : )
(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 15:06, closed)
See, if my brother
would have a sex change, I could have the sister I've always wanted. Selfish git won't do it, though.
(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 15:22, closed)
I was going to ask what happened that Christmas...
...but I don't need the details.
(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 15:28, closed)
I remember vividly one part of the night where my mum screamed that she would lock up my sister in her room with only a dress for a week.
(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 15:35, closed)
That was unexpected I'll bet!
(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 16:27, closed)
Unless Frank can write a wonderful spiel of how he met someone on myspace, and raped their nostrils, or poof lake creates the greatest ever pun, we have a winnar!

(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 16:48, closed)
i don't know why anyone would want to be a man

sure, you can pee standing up, and you can be taken seriously in a diy store, but other than that there's not that many advantages i've found.
(, Sun 14 Sep 2008, 23:37, closed)

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