Yet another risk of using Facebook

A man who dined and dashed his way out of a bill of about $340 in a restaurant in Australia got busted when the restaurant’s owner found him on Facebook (thanks to the help of a former waitress who the man had asked about). To make things worse for him, the restaurant owner contacted his employer, who promptly fired (or as the Aussies say, sacked) him.

People who are looking for jobs are always advised not to have anything embarassing or criminal in their Facebook profiles. Maybe it should also go the other way – people who are going to commit crimes should not have a Facebook page…

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My friends are so 20th century…

I finally found another (real as opposed to virtual) friend on Facebook, about three weeks after I added my last “real” friend. (I still don’t have any actual friends on Twitter.) I guess when you’re old and decrepit (my best friend’s younger brother has a son graduating from high school…)  you don’t go for these things. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to stick to my virtual friends…

I obviously have the wrong types of friends…

When I signed up for Facebook several months ago, I discovered that none of my (actual) friends have an account. Basically, I’ve added relatives and classmates, so I can still count the number of Facebook friends on the fingers of my two hands.

I decided to sign up for Twitter today, and none of my email contacts are on there either.

I clearly need more Web 2.0 savvy friends…

(Update 5/18: One of my friends just joined Facebook, so I actually have a real friend on Facebook.)

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