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This video demonstrates how easy it is to "fake it" on Facebook

By Shawn Knight
Jun 26, 2014
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  1. Have you ever noticed that virtually everyone on Facebook leads a totally awesome life? Between that new promotion at work, completing a 26-mile marathon, having dinner out on the town with the most amazing person in the world or ditching...

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  2. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    I knew it. facebook is a typographical error as the correct spelling is fakebook. :)
     
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  3. FakeBook is the European spelling!
     
  4. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 620   +118

    Thanks for the pep talk, Techspot!
     
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    I have some friends with facebook accounts using 'fake credentials' on facebook so the article is not far-fetched.
     
  6. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    Hmm my Facebook is completely opposite I see at least 10 negative "my life sucks, this job sucks, my friends sucks, blah blah blah" posts for every 1 decent somewhat happy/ positive post.
     
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,560   +2,365

    Can't say I had too many people in my feed who were competing for Most Interesting Man in the World, before I iced my account. It was mostly political commentary and fluff (xkcd, youtube links, etc.). It would appear that the Golden Rule still applies: don't believe everything you see or read on the Internet.
     
  8. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,043   +274

    Take anything on Facebook at face value? Give me a break! What planet are you living on anyway?
     
  9. Yeah da stolen project
     
  10. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Posts: 258   +28

    Outstanding clip!! Love it.
     
  11. sambob

    sambob TS Rookie

    Thanks for this news breaking story...."REALLY"..I haven't looked at a digital photo or video in 15-20 years and not thought might be fake.
    With the current state of digital photo and video editing software almost anyone can "fake It", but I suppose you guys never heard of Photoshop.
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    Congratulations for commenting as if, the entire story was about Photoshop capabilities! I suppose you used Photoshop to post your comment as well.
     
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  13. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,218   +1,244

    I went fishing today and caught a dozen massive snapper, here is a photo of one really close to the camera.

    Played golf today and got a hole in one, here is a photo of the score card I didn’t manipulate.

    So on and so forth…

    People were faking it or embellishing stories long before Facebook came along, it’s just easier to spam everyone with your BS now ;)

    Personally I have never had a Facebook account ... am I missing out? :)

    The clip is very funny/depressing.
     
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