EVERY aspirational Facebook photo must be posted with an equally miserable picture, under new social media guidelines.
The social networking site introduced the system following government pressure to curb the ‘Facebook jealousy’ caused by pictures of people holding large colourful drinks.
A Facebook spokesman: “It’s quite simple – to post an ‘upbeat’, showing-off type image you need to simultaneously upload a picture of yourself in a state of loneliness or despair.
“For example, if you want people to see you at a festival in the ‘VIP area’ with models, you would need to also add an unhappy photo, for example you lying on a pub toilet floor crying with your trousers half-down.
“Or queuing to buy some thrush cream from Boots, or being mocked in a work meeting for saying something really idiotic. That sort of thing.
“Also pictures of food should be accompanied by pictures of the resulting bowel movement.”
Facebook user Nikki Hollis said: “I’ve just been on holiday somewhere nice and I really want to show off about it. But the Facebook moderators are saying I’ve got to also add a picture of me putting my hand in dog shit.
“Is the ego boost worth the public humiliation? Am I that desperate for attention?
“On reflection, yes I am.”