Well, I think it's a bit more tricky than that. There are all kinds of reasons why I may not want others to see pictures and video of me.
Sometimes it's because the picture is downright unflattering (a little vanity issue, anyone ), and other times it's because I do not necessarily want all my friends to know where I go and with whom I go.
Generally I just prefer to remain low key and not broadcast my daily activities, but with friends who are just so eager to post pictures, it has become a little hard to do so. Even if I can untag a picture, I can't delete it from my friend's wall.
Facebook's new feature should get some people excited:
"There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class." -- Judith Martin
Be sure to go into your privacy settings and set the way you want "Places" to work. Here's description on how to do that.
Haunting the Princess of Pink since 20/07/11...
If you voluntarily make a sex tape/photos--well, you really should have known better. Fall on your face? If someone laughs, that doesn't embarass you, that tells you they're a jerk. I don't know how a nose bleed or vomiting is embarassing. You're not doing it on purpose and it says more about the person who thought they should post it.
And if a recruiter will not hire you because of a picture of you as a legal adult holding a beverage, where are you applying for work? The Vatican? I work with CHILDREN and they don't check things like that. (If you're underage, congratulations, you DID commit a criminal act, so it's hardly fair to blame facebook for people catching you. That goes for anything criminal--why were you doing it in the first place? If it's not illegal but just stupid teenage crap, there's your chance to explain that you have outgrown such juvenile behaviors. If you haven't? You probably shouldn't be someone they hire.)It all depends on how you define "embarassing". I do embarassing things while sober all the time (I'm somewhat of a klutz). If I wouldn't be okay with that I wouldn't be able to leave the house. Holding a drink is fine in private settings, but some recruiters might frown upon a photo of you on the dance floor holding a beer if you're looking drunk, even if you were relatively sober. Also it's one thing when it's adults, but teenagers do stupid and shortsighted stuff all the time and I find it a bit unfair that doing something stupid when you're 18 would be photographed by someone else and end up haunting you for the foreseeable future.
We've all done things we will never live down. It teaches us to behave better in the future and not make stupid choices.
Another example of the importance of checking your privacy settings - or not saying stupid things on facebook.
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett