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Most Embarrassing Online Mishaps

With near-instantaneous communication via e-mail and IM, the Internet makes socializing and "hanging out" with your friends as easy as updating your Facebook profile But like any technology, the Internet is just a tool, and when you're driving at these lightning speeds on the information superhighway, one wrong move -- a misguided keystroke, a mistaken Reply All -- can lead to disaster, fast. Private matters become public in one hot instant, and, like the contents of Pandora's Box, some secrets don't go away so easily once they're out there. Here are 12 cautionary online tales that serve to remind us how garden variety office gossip and misinformation can now go global in a split second.

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