Facebook users drunk in 76% of photos

A study has shown that the average Facebook user is drunk in 76% of all photos they are tagged in... really? Only 76%?!

Facebook users drunk in 76 of photos

76%?! And that's the general population...! We're wondering how high the figure is for the student population? And what about for Leeds Met students - the uni came out at the top of our University Drinking League 2011?? (Find out where your uni came here).

Mark Zuckerburg has a lot to answer for. Back in the old days (well, about 6 years ago), if you went out and got a little smashed the worst you would have to contend with the next morning was a pounding headache, debilitating nausea and agonising regret that you said what you said to that guy/girl you really like.

But since the billionaire nerd came up with the clever idea of tagging friends in photos, the evidence of the aforementioned indiscretions is there for the world to see, ‘Like’ and comment on to their hearts' content - all before you’ve got in the shower.

A study by MyMemory has discovered that this is a problem that most of us are familiar with - in fact they found that the average British Facebook user is intoxicated in 76% of their tagged photos!

Rebecca Huggler, co-founder of the site, said: ‘We’re all guilty of going out and having a good time, but nowadays the photos inevitably catch up with us online, so we wanted to look at how much these photos dominate our presence on social media sites’.

They also found that over half (56%) of people surveyed admitted that they had drunk photos that they wouldn’t want co-workers to see - while 8% admitted their photos could cause some serious trouble at work.

93% of respondents have apparently untagged photos after deeming them ‘too embarrassing’ - this accounts for around 93% of photos we’ve ever been tagged in...

Have you had any tagging disasters? Let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

To find out just how much your university drinks, check out our University Drinking League.

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