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Website Aggregates Embarrassing Facebook Posts for Public

Drunk Facebook posting about how crappy your boss is at 1 a.m.? You might want to rethink that decision.

With many employers now keeping a close eye on their employees’ social media feeds, you’d think people would be a little more conscious about their Internet persona. Keeping as much of your personal Facebook info locked down as possible is definitely a good way to protect your Facebook feed away from the HR manager of current or potential employers.

18-year-old Callum Haywood’s launched a site called “We know what you’re doing…”, which aggregates embarrassing public Facebook posts and sorts them into categories of “Who wants to get fired?”, “Who’s hungover?”, “Who’s taking drugs?”, and “Who’s got a new phone number?” Each category, as you can see, is pretty self-explanatory in which posts sort under what.

Business Insider’s Kevin Smith thinks that “We know what you’re doing” just may get people “fired, arrested, or stalked.” However, all this information is readily available to the public as all of this information is pulled directly from public feeds. Haywood even offers on his site to pull down any of these embarrassing posts on his site, as the disclaimer reads, “If you see any posts on here that are yours and you want them removing, delete them from Facebook first, then they will stop appearing here (may take up to an hour), or contact me to block any posts by you from appearing.” If anything, I think “We know what you’re doing” helps raise awareness about just how vulnerable your Facebook information is if you don’t keep your settings private. Sometimes, you might just have to learn the hard way.

  • eddieroolz
    Aha, good site! About time people are educated more about security, even if it takes a lost job.
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  • whimseh
    We already have Unfriendable.
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  • koga73
    This is why you ought to not use Facebook at all... People post everything thinking only their friends will see it but the reality is you have to treat everything as public that you post on Facebook. Would you want a random person to know every detail of your life? I think not.
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  • livebriand
    Come to think of it, I wonder if anyone's used pleaserobme.com to rob someone... :D
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  • merikafyeah
    I better watch what I post... OH WAIT, I don't have Facebook.

    Problem solved.
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  • xerroz
    Interesting site. First post I saw: "Anastasia R. Im getting so mad right now I hate my boss Jay I hope he dies better yet I feel like killin him." Charming.
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  • A Bad Day
    *Someone gets denied a job application and finds out about this*

    Lawsuit in three... two... one...
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  • A Bad Day
    I also notice something's missing: Search Function
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  • Pretty judgemental of the site owner, looking at some of these reasonably innocuous posts.

    For example; when did being hung over become morally objectionable and embarassing without exception and worthy of this kind of defamation? These facebook posts are public yes, however the moral assertions of the website are uncalled for.
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  • freggo
    Nice way to show the public the dangers of Facebook.
    Every time I log into my test account to try something for a client I am asking myself who on earth would want to even bother with this counter intuitive piece of garbage user interface?

    There will be the day when we hear of companies rejecting job applicants based on the fact that they even HAVE a facebook account. And then watch the lawsuits roll in :-)
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