By ROSIE WATERLAND
Guess what? People lie on the Internet.
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
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:
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.
3. To cover up where you are
You tell that friend you can’t go out because you’re doing this: