'Facebook Follies' Documentary Debuting On Canada TV

By David Cohen Comment

It’s not quite The Social Network, but “Facebook Follies,” a one-hour documentary about the consequences of sharing personal information on the social network, debuts on the Canadian Broadcasting Channel this Television Thursday.

“Facebook Follies” features interviews with people whose reckless Facebook postings resulted in lost jobs, marriages, and freedom.

All is not doom and gloom, however, as the documentary also shares the story of a man who reconnected with his family after 50 years thanks to Facebook.

“Facebook Follies” was directed by Halifax documentary-maker Geoff D’Eon (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Talking to Americans) and produced by Edward Peill from Halifax-based Tell Tale Productions.

D’Eon said:

It’s really extraordinary what normally sensible people will put up on their Facebook pages. This documentary is going to make people think twice before posting personal information up there, for everyone to see. And for anyone not on Facebook, this film will likely just reaffirm their decision not to sign up.

We’ve got a preview of the documentary embedded below. Does it make you curious to watch the full hour of “Facebook Follies?”