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Online Faux Pas You Need To Admit To

We're all guilty of a social media faux pas now and then. If you tick off more than one of these maybe it’s time to join Mute A Mate for Cancer Research UK: donate £3 by texting MUTE to 70200 and promise to give up your bad habits for a week. Then nominate friends who might be guilty too!

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1. Stalking your ex on social media

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One day they WILL invent an app that will show everyone who has been looking at their profiles. Or you'll accidentally put their name as your Facebook status.

2. Sending your friends game requests

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Your friends are a lot less invested in getting you to the next level than you are.

3. Copying other people's tweets

Or replying to a Twitter joke with an almost identical joke.

4. Sharing a million photos of your baby*

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*Human, cat, dog or other

To you, your baby is the pinnacle of genius. To the rest of the world, it's a potato with a hat on. Sorry.

5. RSVP'ing 'maybe' to an event

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We all know you're not going.

6. Sending sycophantic tweets to celebrities

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Because every time you think about it for the next few weeks this is the face you're going to pull.

7. Posting on Facebook every time you go to the gym

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Look, some of us are proud of just walking upstairs. Let us have our moment.

8. Posting duckface selfies

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We KNOW you don't look like that in real life!

9. Adding randoms from your past

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Just because you can add Martin, that boy you sat next to in Maths once 14 years ago, doesn't mean you should add Martin. He'll think that you've been harbouring a weird crush on him all these years, or worse: reveal that he's had one on you.

10. Posting hideous photos of other people

A good friend doesn't tag friends in photos unless they caught their good side. Tag unto others as you would have them tag unto you.
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A good friend doesn't tag friends in photos unless they caught their good side. Tag unto others as you would have them tag unto you.

11. Posting cryptic status updates

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12. Leaving creepy comments on other people's photos

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Bikini shot from 2007? Oh yes!

Sound a bit familiar?

Think you could take a break from your online sins for a week? Take part in Mute A Mate for Cancer Research UK.

Just text* MUTE to 70200 to donate £3 and promise to stop the over-sharing for one week.

*Text costs £3 plus 1 standard rate text. CRUK receives £2.93. UK mobiles, 16 years and over only. Terms and conditions: @cruk.org/text. Queries? 0300 1231861.