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Stalking Your Ex on Facebook

My Funny Tech Story: Facebook Stalking, Totally Busted

I knew this day was going to come. I suppose by stalking an ex boyfriend on Facebook I was asking for it, but that doesn't make my experience any less mortifying. Let my funny/insanely embarrassing tale be a lesson to you all: stalk carefully!

My ex and I are no longer Facebook friends — I learned my lesson about that one! But due to our high number of mutual friends, his name still comes up easily when I search for it, so every now and then I'll type his name into the search box at the top of the Facebook home screen. Such was the case earlier this week when I typed his name, hit return, and waited for search results. Find out what happened next (spoiler: it's totally embarrassing) after the jump.

I was waiting for search results, except there were no search results because I typed his name into the "update" field, not the search bar. I deleted it as quickly as possible, but was already busted by a friend. Now I'm praying that none of our mutual friends were logged into Facebook during my 10-second gaffe. Stalkers take note: make sure you're typing into the search bar!

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kmarieb kmarieb 5 years
Sorry, but I call total BS on this story! I've heard it many times by other story-tellers, wanting to be funny or cute! It's "IMPOSSIBLE" to just hit the return/enter key for your status to get updated. You either need to click POST with your mouse, or tab out from the status box onto the POST button and then click the return/enter key.. NOW, you "honestly" have something to be embarrassed about!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
And now it's in the Library of Congress! :-p
Matdredalia Matdredalia 7 years
xgreenfairyx - I think the theory is that if you post it on the internet for the wold to see, it's fair game. So it's not really "stalking" per se.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
I guess stalking is...okay? Confused...
nancita nancita 7 years
OMG! I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Great story but I'm sorry you had to endure the embarrassment!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Oh no!! I've done something similar -- I was searching for someone (cough, an ex) via their email address, and I accidently SENT him an email inviting him to join FB ! It said "RunningEsq. would like you to join FB!" THANK GOD it was an old email account and it bounced back undelivered. WHEW.
weffie weffie 7 years
LOL you're def not alone! It's too easy to do, especially on the mobile site like skigurl mentioned... I've had someone's name as my status for a few seconds too :) Altho not an ex bf, I block those. Mine was because I didn't remember a girl from high school that my friends were talking about, but they insisted I knew her and told me to look her up... Oops!
gd101 gd101 7 years
wow! :O
kismekate kismekate 7 years
omg i totally felt your embarrassment here. yikes!
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
That is my fear!!!!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
OH MY GOD I feel for you! SO EMBARASSING! I always worry I will do this, especially because using Facebook on my phone is a little precarious and both the fields are the same size and the same location depending on if I'm on my home page or in my profile. I always fear I will do this!!! EEEEEE at least you caught it!
aniline aniline 7 years
If it makes you feel better, I've had a few friends do the exact same thing. :D
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