How Not to Tell 175 Million People About Your House Party


If there are roughly 175 million people on Facebook, then posting an invite for a house party as a public event on the social media site is probably not a good idea.

Poor Rachel Ross learned she should have modified the Facebook security option for "friends" or even "friends of friends" the hard way -- after her parents' home in Merseyside, England was destroyed by party-crashing thugs.

Coming on the heels of the PleaseRobMe hullabaloo, Ross is a prime example of the repercussions of oversharing in the digital age.

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