Site Exposes Facebook Overshares

In the spirit of PleaseRobMe.com, ReasonsToHate lets users search in real time for specific phrases in public Facebook posts.

A few minutes on the site will open your eyes to the cluelessness of some Facebook users, posting phone numbers, addresses and other pieces of information they really should keep private.

If you know anyone who needs convincing that they should tweak their privacy settings, passing a link to the site to them should bolster your case.

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(Thanks, imasuper!)

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  1. raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

    Reminds me of those “quizzes” that folks send out to phish for personal information. Things that might seem harmless, if you’ve forgotten the standard list of security questions for most websites. “Where were you born?” “What is your favorite movie?” “What is your favorite song?” “When you first got a car, what was it?”

  2. HogwartsProfessor says:

    I did a couple of those quizzes. Eep! I try to stay away from the apps, though. I only did them if I could copy and paste.

  3. Raekwon says:

    This site is fun. I just searched for Comcast and it is interesting. Just searched my company as well and strangely all good things. Guess I do work for a good company after all.

  4. pop top says:

    I remember the website that allowed you to see people’s status updates. The amount of sheer stupidity and unabashed racism and homophobia was depressing. I can only imagine the kind of stuff people will find with this site.

    • courtarro says:

      Totally agree. We get comfortable with humanity by assuming that everyone else acts like our friends, but when you see Facebook unfiltered by the requirement that people have /something/ in common with you … the world gets a whole lot more bleak. In fact, it really explains a lot when it comes to national politics and trends.

  5. umbriago says:

    Isn’t this the same as youropenbook.org? Kinda…. don’t search for “laid off,” friends: it’ll really depress you.

  6. Clyde Barrow says:

    Last week I asked a friend of mine through a private message on FB to send me his home address. So what does he do? He posts it as a “comment” for the world to see.

  7. Warren - aka The Piddler on the Roof says:

    Just don’t try to create a website with ‘Face’ or ‘Book’ in the title — Zuckerf*ucker owns those words apparently.

    I think he owns ‘Douche’ and ‘Bag’ as well.

    • YoungGod says:

      Off-topic….but I was just saying to a friend that I’d only watch “The Human Centipede” if it starred Bill Gates, Zuckerf*ck, and Steve Jobs in the first segment…. and then we discussed other financial, political, and entertainment weasels we’d like to see as the subsequent segments added to the first.

      I like your comment though!

  8. Warble says:

    All the built in searches seem so innocent. Searching for “my boss” would indicate that most people actually like their bosses pretty okay!

    • Draw2much says:

      I think my Boss is awesome so I only ever say nice things about him. That’s why I’m never worried if something I say leaks and he finds out. The worst he could say is “Have I really seemed stressed out lately?” cause that’s the closest to “bad” I get.

      Now the clients, that’s a different kettle of fish. Though I’m very careful about that too. I never name names, and I keep it really generic.

      Basically, I always assume everything I say online is public. Even though I set everything to private. With social media, you can never be too careful.

  9. Erika'sPowerMinute says:

    I can’t believe how many people don’t seem to know how/why to adjust privacy settings.

  10. quirkyrachel says:

    oh man, I searched for “address” and found someone had posted their family’s new street address. Yikes

  11. wickedpixel says:

    failbook.com is a favorite of mine. A great time killer.

  12. humbajoe says:

    Where’s the rest of the story, Phil?