Stalking or spying on someone through their blog, Facebook, Flickr, etc.
We all heard Luke Burbank admit to getting T&E and then checking up on his former co-workers and other people he used to have relationships with by reading their blogs. I also heard from listener Rubly who engages in similar behavior. This breaks down into two different, but equally shameful categories:
1. Reading someone’s blog in the hopes that they will one day write about how awesome you are, and how they shouldn’t have done you wrong. Or, at the very least, you will be able to read about how miserable their lives are and get to feel superior to them…. until you realize that it’s five a.m. on a Tuesday, you’re drunk, and wearing nothing but underwear.
2. Reading their blog because you are secretly jealous of the fact that they lead a (seemingly) more glamorous life than you. For example, you have a hidden love for the show Gossip Girl. You have a co-worker who has met the whole cast and posted pics to her Facebook account. You would never admit in daylight hours that you wish that YOU could meet the cast of Gossip Girl so you could brag about it on Facebook, but you get a little T&E and before you know it, you’re looking at her photos and the jealousy settles on you like a scratchy Snuggie.
Just say NO! to blalking.