Found on Ask Reddit. This was a really crazy and stressful part of my life. I had no idea that my pictures were posted until a lawyer from California messaged me on Facebook informing me. Somebody had posted my nudes, with my Facebook and Twitter links underneath on one of those revenge websites.
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Social media can be both a great and a terrible thing — depends on how smartly you use them. Then again, think about it. The next step was deleting the picture and hoping that nobody saw it, but when you are a celebrity with thousands or even millions of fans, the chances of that are pretty slim. The simple truth is no matter what you post or how quickly you delete it, there will always be somebody a little bit faster than you who will see it and, if you are interesting enough, take a screenshot to share it with a world. Kylie Jenner seems to struggle constantly with posting appropriate pictures on social media. And here we are again with Kylie and a new batch of her nearly naked selfies. Apparently, she took a couple of nearly nude polaroids, then took a pic of those polaroids with her phone, covered the most private parts of her body with emoticons, and posted it on Instagram, causing a storm of reactions and comments by her numerous followers.
Being a celebrity comes with a bunch of perks regular people could only dream of, but there is also one pretty big downside that makes living in a spotlight harder than you might think — the complete lack of privacy. People, especially the most dedicated fans, want to know every step their favorite celebs take and, luckily for them, social media have made that easier than ever. There are some celebs whose lives are basically an open book thanks to their posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. From accidental nude pic to pretty stupid captions, a number of celebrities have found themselves in situations where the smartest thing to do is to delete a regrettable picture as quickly as possible. On the other hand, that almost never happens soon enough because the fans have their own ways of capturing and even spreading the celeb pics that have been deleted within minutes. When you have millions of followers, you really need to count on the fact that once you post something online, it will stay there forever.
Also last week, many were shocked to discover, when they peeked into their archives, that Facebook had been logging call and text data since they downloaded the Facebook app for Android. Kircher said that last week that her sister Bailey downloaded her archive. She filmed quite a few videos, apparently. She says the difference is obvious, given the lack of comments on draft videos. One of her co-workers found over videos in her archive, only a third of which she says she ever publicly posted. On Monday, the publication printed a follow-up with a statement from Facebook saying that it eventually found a bug that kept the draft videos from being deleted.