Hey Dummy, Think Before You Post That Pic

From work dodging firemen to jail happy juniors, some things should not be shared
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2008 10:18 AM CDT
Hey Dummy, Think Before You Post That Pic
University president Janet Dudley-Eshbach posted this photo on Facebook with the caption, "I had to beat off the Mexicans because they were constantly flirting with my daughter."   (Wikipedia)

A picture may have been worth a thousand words before Facebook and YouTube came along, but in the Internet age the price can be much steeper for going public with one’s—er—privates. PC World presents 12 online photos that cost their owners dearly:

  • “A defense attorney’s worse nightmare”: Two weeks after causing a serious crash while drunk driving, college student Joshua Lipton turned up at a Halloween party in an orange prison jumpsuit. When the pic made its Facebook debut, the judge awarded Lipton’s wit with a 2-year term.

  • Conduct unbecoming: Captioning holiday snaps with jokes about beating off the Mexicans who won’t stop flirting with your daughter may lead to a public apology and crash course in Facebook privacy settings, as Salisbury University’s Janet Dudley-Esbach learned.
  • Brains versus brawn: Boston fireman Albert Arroyo earned plenty of spare time to perfect his pecs when videos of his participation in a body building contest surfaced on YouTube ... two weeks after Arroyo filed for permanent disability.
For the rest of the dirty dozen, follow the link below. (More stupidity stories.)

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