From the Blogosphere: Failbook

Being a blogger (I can call myself a blogger right?), I read quite a few blogs because I enjoy the online format and they’re generally pretty entertaining. Brentertaining even. So, I’ve decided to start a series highlighting blogs that I find amusing and I hope you might too. Enjoy.

I feel like it’s safe to assume that everyone at some point has received an email or been linked to a post on Failbook, a section of Failblog, that exemplifies the sheer stupidity of human beings via Facebook status updates. I’ve always been interested in social media and I started following Failbook a long time ago initially for the same reason everyone else does. People are stupid and it’s hilarious. Aside from the random stupidity that runs rampant throughout the Failbook site, there are quite few posts that are very news worthy. These stories vary from amazing feats of modern technology and the good that social media can achieve to the uses of social media in order to bring criminals to justice (this does border on the rampant stupidity side but seems to have more of a news hook). Failbook also informs Facebook users of new upgrades, technologies and policy changes on the site, some of which generally aren’t publicized. Below I’m going to offer a few stories that I’ve come across in just the last few weeks that I found of interest.

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