I Flunked My Social Media Background Check. Will You?Mat Honan7/07/11 2:13pmFiled to: Privacysocial mediaFacebookbackgroundcheckSocial intelligenceFtcFbTop31EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkYour next job application could require a social media background check. Odds are, you have no clue what that means. Nobody does. It's new and scary and probably scours the Web for pictures of you puking on the beach.AdvertisementBut screw speculation. We wanted to know. So we ran background checks on six Gizmodo employees.Here's what we found, and why you should both freak out about and embrace it.First, some context: In May, the FTC gave a company called Social Intelligence the green light to run background checks of your Internet and social media history. The media made a big hulabaloo out of the ruling. And it largely got two important facts wrong.