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Have You Ever Been Gossiped About Online?

When I read this news report today about college students fighting to take down a gossip site called JuicyCampus.com for publishing their weekend hookups, partying, and general social lives, I was immediately reminded of my favorite show, Gossip Girl — whose plot mirrors this real-life situation. As a fictional show, Gossip Girl is a guilty pleasure and no one's getting hurt. But in real life, I'm outraged for these students.

This isn't MySpace or Facebook where hurting your reputation is all up to you, this is poisonous gossip, spread by others who may not know you, and it may or may not even be true.

Every one among us has had some experience with how awful gossip can be on a personal level, probably in middle or high school, and that was without websites like JuicyCampus. And now with it and blogs and social networking sites, I want to know: Have you ever been gossiped about online?

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i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 8 years
Yeah. My dumb@ss ex-roommate complained to all her friends on Facebook about my sleeping habits and my friend that came to visit and never said a word to me. And the stupid housing department refused to believe how much she threatened me, when I had PROOF that she would be the one threatening me! She makes me so mad.
k-squared k-squared 8 years
Yup.. I've played a few online virtual reality games, and it happens. Nothing too bad, though, as long as you don't reveal too much personal info.
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
Oh I'm sure I have been. Whatevs, not like it bothers me!
Valynn Valynn 8 years
I don't even understand how you can gossip online. Why would some anonymous stranger want to talk about me? Any friends that I do tell stuff to online are all good personal friends and family, and wouldn't gossip about me anyway. Besides, I have nothing good to gossip about!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Back in the day I know I have...
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
:JAWDROP: That site is horribly cruel.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
:JAWDROP: That site is horribly cruel.
nikkie45 nikkie45 8 years
my ex best friend posted something on her xanga about how she hated me and was going to ruin my life. does that count?
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
Are you serious, lickety? That's pathetic!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
actually there is a person on this site with several different log-ins that gossips about me and my friends.....to it's self. it's actually pretty amusing, but sometimes it makes me feel bad that the poster is so, well strange.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
actually there is a person on this site with several different log-ins that gossips about me and my friends.....to it's self.it's actually pretty amusing, but sometimes it makes me feel bad that the poster is so, well strange.
Disenchanted Disenchanted 8 years
Ummm I don't think I have. I hope not.
Disenchanted Disenchanted 8 years
Ummm I don't think I have.I hope not.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
Durn! I was hoping to read some juicy gossip and that link doesn't work :(
bluecanary bluecanary 8 years
Nope, I'm too old for college hijinks.
Everythingandme Everythingandme 8 years
Do people really do that?! Am I in the right world?
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 8 years
that's why i don't belong to myspace anymore-a member wrote a horrible thing about my sister and i had a hell of a time getting it removed
cottonpoots cottonpoots 8 years
Not that I'm aware of... but I've definitely done my fair share of the gossiping. Nothing public though, just on AIM with a few friends :D
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 8 years
one someone's wall, so i maced his sorry ass
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
Yep. I'm on a couple forums, and I know it happens. I don't care much, though.
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