So today, Bri decided to delve into the ever-deepening cesspool on Facebook that’s better known as “Photos and Videos of You.”
Back in the day, everyone concerned themselves with the prospect of being Totally Exposed if anyone found the photos they had been tagged in where they were drinking…GASP…and at parties.
Obviously Drinking and Partying fall directly into the category of Shocking Behavior That College Students Regularly Participate In.
Constant Vigilance was necessary. Because you know, stalk-y professors and your Sorority President might find out.
LIKE THEY DIDN’T ALREADY KNOW when they saw you rolling around campus with that unwashed ponytail and a sweatshirt that was three sizes too big?
I didn’t know you were so into blaze orange crewnecks these days.
I’m totally comfortable at this point in my life saying that I’m zero percent concerned when I think about people digging through tagged pictures of me and discovering 18 year-old Kat with a can of The Beast in her hand.
What I am concerned about? The fact that people can still find snaps of me that are just outright horrifying. We’re talking the types of pictures where retrospectively, I should have snatched the camera from the offender’s hands immediately after the shutter clicked.
For example, this snap below in which my first reaction was WHY ARE YOU CHANNELING MICHAEL JACKSON?!
Yes, we share a penchant for Lorazepram (how else do you think I manage to board an airplane so calmly?) and sequins. But as far as I’m concerned, that’s really where our similarities end.
As they say, hindsight is 20/20.
Did you try to hide anything that (retrospectively!) was deadly-apparent in college?
What’s the most unflattering picture you’ve discovered of yourself on Facebook?