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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As Facebook became more popular, teenagers were taught not to put embarrassing pictures online. But some of their parents have yet to learn the lesson.

“We used to say to folks don’t tweet something your mother wouldn’t approve of, now we have to say grandmother,” said Paul Debettignies, the co-founder of HireCast Consulting.

If you scroll through Facebook and Twitter, you’ll see many users manage their reputations naturally by only posting the good stuff.

There’s a term for that. It’s called “success theater.”

“If you look at your Facebook and Twitter feeds, our friends lead amazing lives…that’s not real life, that’s success theater, that’s us perfectly orchestrating that,” said Greg Swan, a digital strategist at Weber Shandwick.

While some folks may be gilding the lily a bit — bragging online — the alternative is worse, particularly for job seekers.

“Surveys show that 70…

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