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6 Embarrassing Things You Wouldn't Do Online If People Were Watching

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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6 Embarrassing Things You Wouldn't Do Online If People Were Watching

by Jenny Erikson

Woman on LaptopOn April Fool's Day, I read a post that had me shaking in my Ugg boots. It basically described changes to Facebook that would allow users to see who had viewed their profiles.

Thankfully, it was just a prank post, so amateur cyberstalking may continue undeterred. Because really, do you want your ex or your crush or your high school nemesis knowing that you occasionally check out their pages out of sheer, morbid curiosity?

Didn't think so. Me neither, even though I am waaaay too mature to engage in such juvenile antics myself. *cough cough*

Seriously though, how many silly embarrassing things do people do online that they don't want anyone to know about? Would your Internet activity change if your browser tab history was public knowledge? I'm thinking yes.

Here are six things people would probably stop doing online if they knew people were watching.

Porn: Come on, you knew this had to be numero uno on the list, right? Obvious.

Playing Facebook Games: It's OK, we can probably guess how much time you spend playing based solely on what level of Candy Crush you're on.

Diagnosing Yourself on WebMD: No one wants to be a hypochondriac, and even us relatively healthy people probably spend way too much time trying to figure out why we get headaches. Blame loud noises, stress, children, or a hangover and be done with it already.

Following Pointless Arguments on Twitter: You're above engaging in them, of course, but that doesn't mean you don't enjoy a good click-back-fest to find out what bee was in someone's bonnet today.

Cat Videos and People of Walmart: All I'm saying is these wouldn't be a thing if Internet users weren't spending inordinate amounts of time clicking through the links.

Stalking Your Ex: Ah yes, this might be the scariest one of them all ... it would be hard to play the cool, I'm so over you I never even think about you ever game if your former paramour could see that you viewed his profile 27 times. Today.

Are you glad that not everyone can see how you spend your time online?

by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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vegaswife2011
by LMAO on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:39 AM
1 mom liked this

Lol and yes. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:42 AM
Hmmm I do none of that!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:42 AM
That's awkward to say the least
Gabeys_Mommy
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:42 AM
It should just say FB stalking period. Lol.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:45 AM
Hahahah I don't do a lot of it, but admit to looking up people on FB.
Not exes
But yeah, glad people can't see what I'm doin all the time lol
Zombie.Girl
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:46 AM

I do watch Porn

I follow pointless arguments on here, not twitter. lol

and I look at funny videos, gifs and memes but I don't really go on POW 

And I haven't had in EX in over 10yrs. I don't care what he is up too. Heck, I can't even remember his middle name or what his B-day was. Hahahaha!!!

othermom
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:47 AM

I don't really care

MyLittleMunchie
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:49 AM

I probably wouldn't read all the crazy news links I see.  Don't want ppl knowing that I read the latest article of Forget a Ouija Board, What if You Can Conjure a Ghost With Your Mind? or the Learn All About Sugar Cum, the Breath Mint for Your Sexual Secretions

Yea - I probably wouldn't broadcast those things on my FB LOL

shaye
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:49 AM
Thankfully I really only do the games lol :-) although I do love to read comments with arguments on here lol I do my best to not get "involved" lol but doesn't always happen. ;-)
Basherte
by Platinum Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:53 AM

I don't look at porn. I play fb games. I wouldn't stop just because someone could see that. I don't diagnosis myself on webmd, I don't follow twitter at all, though I have an account, I do watch cat videos from time to time, and every once in a blue moon watch a people of walmart thing. 

I couldn't care less what my ex is doing with his life, wife, stepchild at this time. I only know that he has a wife, and a step child because he told me. We have a child together so I do know a little about what goes on. Very little.


Though I did giggle when I read this.

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