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Faceplant: Chronicles of Facebook's True Tales & Epic Fails
     

Faceplant: Chronicles of Facebook's True Tales & Epic Fails

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by Richard N Shapiro
 
Unlike a physical faceplant, a social media "Faceplant" may cause permanent scarring of reputation or ego. The most fascinating, jaw dropping, Facebook threads that have gone viral are collected in "Faceplant: Facebook's True Tales and Epic Fails." The first Faceplant.

Overview

Unlike a physical faceplant, a social media "Faceplant" may cause permanent scarring of reputation or ego. The most fascinating, jaw dropping, Facebook threads that have gone viral are collected in "Faceplant: Facebook's True Tales and Epic Fails." The first Faceplant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432797003
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/26/2012
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Richard N. Shapiro is a Virginia Beach writer-blogger who is a full-time practicing attorney included in the "The Best Lawyers in America" publication. He writes online for the Legal Examiner blog network and dives headfirst into the viral netherworld of Facebook and how social media transforms our communication with our closest friends and the world at large. With humor and awe, he dissects Facebook threads and adds his "Faceplant Takeaways" after each thread.

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Faceplant: Chronicles of Facebook's True Tales & Epic Fails 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
cooldad More than 1 year ago
Poor Example to Teens What may be hilarious to some is certainly not to others and shame on those who let their kids read this...that being said... this could probably be a scared straight book to some kids who think their actions have no consequences.
S_Dean More than 1 year ago
Just when you think you can't be shocked by anything else, Richard Shapiro recounts some of the most outlandish Facebook threads circulated on the internet. His witty commentary frames these outrageous social blunders with hilarity. You won't be able to put it down!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers Favorite Richard N. Shapiro has compiled a collection of Facebook posts and added his thoughts about them in his book "Faceplant: Chronicles of Facebook's True Tales & Epic Fails." Divided into thirty-three chapters, this book contains posts and threads that correspond with the posts. One chapter focuses on a picture that was posted of a tattoo that a girl got while on vacation. The tattoo is of her boyfriend who then later breaks up with her in the thread in the midst of comments from friends of both individuals. Another chapter is about a 'Twilight' obsession while another is about dog-fighting, so there is a wide variety of posts included in this collection. Each chapter ends with a "Faceplant Takeaway" which is Shapiro's thoughts and conclusions about the post and thread. I found this humor book to be just that - humorous! I am a person who cannot believe some of the things that people share on Facebook for the entire world to see. While some I find sad, others are just entertaining. This book is an entertaining collection that will give anyone a break in a stressful day and bring forth a smile and a laugh. A person can pick up the book, read through a chapter quickly and be in a completely different mindset by the end of the chapter, in just a few minutes! Also, it is a great reminder to be careful about what you post! Shapiro's Takeaways are just about as entertaining as the original posts! A must-read for all Facebook users!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good, quick read. Also a fan of the illustrations. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I shared this book with my friends because I knwo some of them have similar stories that they wish no one knew!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the drawings. The cool thing about this book is that even if you don’t ready very good it’s still funny. Because it looks like facebook it makes it less like reading and more like being on the computer. Cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the storys in this book are just too crazy to believe. The story about the Apple store and the FB account is hilarious.
bigmamaCT More than 1 year ago
Guns don’t kill Facebook does So how high were some of these people? It’s not as if anyone forces you to post on facebook. They ought to make high school kids read these and stop being so stupid. But of course then we wouldn’t have anything funny to read. Good job!
PaulPT More than 1 year ago
Prety interesting read. Quick and easy. Very timely topic too. I have a Facebook account and, after reading this book, am so glad I’ve dodged the “faceplant” bullet so far. Some of my friends haven’t been so lucky ;)
bari1 More than 1 year ago
Great book...couldn't put it down!
Esta More than 1 year ago
Hard to believe what people post on the"Social Network " as social but after reading Richard Shapiro's hysterical and enlightening book "faceplant" ,I have a whole new take on threads. must read
Bobby__T More than 1 year ago
Its hard to believe what people do on Facebook, but you just shake your head and say wow. I have seen stuff like this in threads on my FB page but this is also like a teaching guide what not to do yourself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Honest Fun Ok, so I was wondering what a faceplant is but now that I’ve read the book I’m pretty sure it should be a new word in the dictionary.  The book tells about a bunch of not so lucky and not so smart peoples adventures using facebook.  Most of the time it doesn’t work out so well for the featured party.  It’s funny and I like the abbreviations for the texting stuff.