Monday, 26 March 2012

Moments when social media freaks you out.

Sometimes I really freak out about social media. This morning was one of those moments. I went on to my Flickr account and in my 'recent activity' notifications I saw that some guy, a complete stranger, had marked one of my photos as a 'favourite'. Now that's not exactly odd, but I decided that I would click on this stranger's name and have a wee look at his photos.

My photo, that the strange guy liked.

So, that's what I did. I landed on his photostream and scrolled down a bit and that's when I freaked out. Because he has this photo:

Yes, there's a particularly large and happy leprechaun in this photo, but what freaked me out was that not only do I know this green giant, but he is standing next to Stevie! Not that odd perhaps that someone else in Berlin 'favourited' my photo also of Berlin, but how weird is it that they should have taken a photo of my boyfriend and his friends out of nearly 3.5 million?

I sent this photo to Stevie at work, and he sent a text saying, "That's a nice photo you took of ----', and I said, "You think? Who was looking after the kids??". Freaky! Freaky!


  1. Sh** that's mad! Took me a couple of seconds to spot Stevie!!! Is the person on Flickr possibly a friend/colleague of Stevie's or is he totally unrelated?

  2. No, he's a total stranger. He's a German guy who they spoke to about football for a minute or two on the train. It's weird, isn't it?

    1. it IS weird! Hmmmm, maybe we're all collecting stalkers?! the new craze? ;)

    2. Nah, he's not a stalker: just a weird coincidence in this teeny city ;-)


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