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The trials and embarrasments of social software

May 9th, 2008 by Graham Attwell

What do you do when you realise that a post – containing cartoons of cats and entitled “20 Ways to have fun with a pussy” – has been sent not to just your best mate but to all your facebook contacts. Well what my Facebook friend did was send another post saying “”Many apologies for forwarding a funwall message earlier. This was done unintentionally due to my incompetence with facebook tools, yet another reason to commit facebook suicide. While some of you may find the content funny, I am sure others will not and I apologize. Embarrassed.”
Hm – I would have probably ignored the first post if it wasn’t for the second. My most embarrassing moments are chatting in the wrong chat box to the wrong person – a perpetual risk withj 20 or so Skype chats open at any time. And another friend of mine was well embarrassed when he realised that instead of telling his girlfriend how much he missed her at about three in the morning he was in fact talking to a work colleague who was in Canada at the time and hence at his computer.
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