The Facebook Status Update Where You Named Last Night’s Trick? The Entire World Just Read It

Who says you need Facebook to screw you over on privacy settings for your personal details to embarrass or out you? Anything you’ve been telling Facebook you’ve been doing via status update — “Walking the dog”; “Four-gy time!!!” — is now available for anyone to scope out. And search for.

Openbook gathers everyone status updates in real time and, with the right boolean search queries, you can turn up some delicious results of what the world’s Facebook users are doing right now. Some of them are “having sex” while others are wasting perfectly good Internet space talking about Adam Lambert. And then there are those telling the world they cheated on their ex, use bad words, and the guys revealing whose dicks they sucked.

It’s a little F U to Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook creator whose pre-fame days include IMs where he talks about the “dumb fucks” trusting him with their privacy

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  • JakeH

    I quite believe that only open profiles are searchable from any party, including web crawlers. If you have any kind of privacy settings in place, then your updates are probably not going to be indexed.

  • TomEM

    Problem is JakeH, Facebook changed everyones privacy settings – making them more open, and less secure – without informing folks beforehand.

  • Bear

    To an extent, yes, but I think I am still correct as far as status update indexing goes. That, from the beginning, should not have automatically changed once set in the first place.

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