Do Not Deliver Bad News to Your Children Via Status Update
Divorce is hard enough on the kids as it is, so please talk to them first before telling everyone via a ridiculous social networking site.
Are You a Spy? Get Off Facebook.
Right before Sir John Sawers was about to be appointed chief of MI6 (the real-life James Bond British spy agency), his wife took to Facebook and posted photos revealing their home address and who their friends were. Needless to say, the intelligence officer spy ended up shaken and stirred, yet somehow still employed.
Limit Your Not-So-Bright Moments to Real World Interactions
If you're lucky, posting on the Internet about how much you hate the Internet may be interpreted as an ironic commentary on today's society. But you'll probably just look stupid.
Don't Grope Hillary Clinton
Obama's young speechwriter, Jon Favreau, got into some hot water after groping a cardboard cut-out of Hillary Clinton. Someone snapped a pic, posted it to Facebook and, a million apologies later, Favreau somehow still has a job.
Friend Only People Who Know How Facebook Works
A good way to avoid being embarrassed (like our man Jeff here) is to only friend people who know the difference between a public message and a private one.
If Someone's Romantic Partner Dies, Avoid Celebrating
We know how hard dating can be, but before you celebrate someone's newly "available" status too publicly, make sure they're single because of something like a mutually agreed upon breakup. Not due to something like, you know, death.
Keep Your Sex Life Private
If you, like Mark here, get embarrassed about your mom 'Liking' the fact that you finally got laid, either unfriend her or stop boasting about your sex life on the Internet.
Your Boss Is Not Your Friend. Do Not Friend Your Boss.
There's never a good reason to add your boss on Facebook, but if you do, try and refrain from calling him a "wanker," as this dedicated employee did.
When Posting Something Embarrassing, Get Out of the Picture
18-year-old New England Patriots cheerleader Caitlin Davis thought it would be funny to post a picture of her passed-out friend, whose body was covered in graffiti and drawings. No reports on any laughing when she got fired from the NFL for pulling this prank.
Don't Post Ridiculous Photos of Yourself When You're Supposed to Be at Work
Tip: If you're going to call in sick to work, stay offline. Kevin Colvin, a bank intern, learned this lesson the hard way after his coworkers saw pics he posted on Facebook of himself at a costume party. He had previously emailed his boss saying he was going to miss work due to a family emergency.