Top 12 Social Media Blunders of 2011

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Facebook isn’t private

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long been on the receiving end of critics angered by the social networking site’s privacy policies. So one day some hackers decided to break into Zuckerberg’s profile, posting several private pictures to image-sharing site Imgur with the caption “It’s time to fix those security flaws Facebook.” Most of the photos are Zuckerberg with his girlfriend, though one has the Facebook founder holding a chicken upside down, and another shows him chatting with President Obama. Facebook since implemented changes to block future hacks.

Lesson: If the picture makes you think twice, delete it or choose not to upload it, even if your account is on a high security setting. Also, if your password goes something like “123…” change it.