Helen A. S. Popkin*, who writes the Netiquette piece for MSNBC, advises us to prepare for the day when we are humiliated online.
Well, of course! In fact, that’s partly why this page exists: to attempt to disgrace myself before anyone else has a chance to do it. Then when I’m on YouTube doing something utterly inexplicable, people will say, “Oh, that guy. Yeah, it’s weird, but everyone knows he’s a buffoon in the first place.”
Some of my friends have also gone the self-humiliation route (although that was to try to win money.)
This begs the question: is it worse to make a fool out of yourself for money, or to embarrass yourself and have to make room in your budget to do it?