Fess up: Your Facebook life is a lie, isn’t it?

By ROSIE WATERLAND

Guess what? People lie on the Internet.

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I know.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Now, I don’t want to move too fast and freak you out, so I’m going to start small. Here I’ll list the main ways people lie on Facebook, and once you’ve had a few days to recover we’ll move on to Nigerian princes who want to give you $1 million and people who say they’re not interested in sex on Grindr.

Here we go – the top 6 ways people lie on Facebook:

1. To impress an ex

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A skillful FB liar will enlist a friend to do the impressing here – posting about your own awesome life is for amateurs. For example, you stay home in a bed of tears listening to Nothing Compares 2 U on repeat, your bestie tags a photo at an awesome club with the status:

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2. Your job description

You work as a receptionist at a tiling company. There’s nothing wrong with that. But on Facebook your job title is Forward Integration Strategist, because there’s nothing wrong with that either.

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3. To cover up where you are

You tell that friend you can’t go out because you’re doing this:

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But then that other friend you secretly did go out with tags you doing this:

faceyWoops.

 

4. Making your likes cooler than they are

You say you like this:

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You actually like this:

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5. Your profile pic

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You know it’s true.

 

6. Linking to articles you haven’t actually read

According to Facebook, you’ve been reading this:

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According to reality, you’ve been reading this:

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Are you guilty of any of these Facebook lies? C’mon! We won’t tell…

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