"Bobbi Duncan desperately wanted her
father not to know she is lesbian.
Facebook told him anyway."
In the future, will we be able to hide anything from other people?
One evening last fall, the president of the Queer Chorus, a choir group she had recently joined, inadvertently exposed Ms. Duncan's sexuality to her nearly 200 Facebook friends, including her father, by adding her to a Facebook Inc. discussion group. That night, Ms. Duncan's father left vitriolic messages on her phone, demanding she renounce same-sex relationships, she says, and threatening to sever family ties.Read more: When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook , The Wall Street Journal>>
The 22-year-old cried all night on a friend's couch. "I felt like someone had hit me in the stomach with a bat," she says.