There are many things you should never post on Facebook but today I will only talk about the 10 Things You Should Never Post On Facebook!
These days, it's very easy for people to find out things about other people. No more expensive detectives 🙂 All they need to do is search the social media platforms of which Facebook is favorite.
So you're wondering who would be interested in finding out more about you? Some suggestions: business partners, competitors, college admission officers, prospective employers, social services, etc., etc.
There has even been news of insurance companies investigating on Facebook before issuing life insurance policies to find out if applicants indulge in risky behavior or take part in dangerous sports.
Even though you’ve got the Facebook privacy settings nailed down, you can still never be sure where your posts and photos end up. This is because you have no control over what your friends do with your photos and posts. The reality is that it only takes a few “Likes” for a post to get seen by hundreds of people you never heard of.
The only way to stay out of trouble is to make sure you don’t post anything inappropriate or controversial. Now you’re probably wondering what kind of posts I’m talking about? What are the things that might come back and haunt you?
Well, there’s a huge list but for now, I’ll stick to the most commonly made mistakes. Below are the Mobile Living Top 10 list of things that are better left unsaid:
1. How much you hate your job
Want to get fired quickly? Complain on Facebook about your job or job environment. These days complaining about your job is considered ungrateful and disloyal and will not win you many friends inside or outside the office.
2. Embarrassing pictures of other people
It might seem fun at the time to post an embarrassing picture of someone else, but what started out as a bit of fun could quickly go very wrong.
Everyone on Facebook should think of the saying “What goes around, comes around.”
If you wouldn’t wand a similar picture of you floating around the internet, think twice before posting it. Share them with your friend privately or not at all.
3. Your Year of Birth
Your year of birth; your home address; telephone number, or mother’s maiden name –any personal information which can be used to jeopardize your financial and personal security. Today’s criminals are very adept at scouring the internet for tidbits of information, putting things together and before you know it you’re in deep trouble! The only personal information you should post is your name and birth date – without the year!
4. Strong political or religious opinions
There’s nothing wrong with having political or religious opinions, but that is not what people want to read or hear about on Facebook. Plus a couple of lines of your opinion can easily be taken out of context or misinterpreted.
Why risk alienating your friends or being labelled as an intolerant or insensitive person. Facebook posts should be kept friendly and light.
5. Curse words
One slip and your reputation goes down the drain.. What may have seemed like a hilarious post during a night out with friends can look awkward and offensive in daylight.
Don’t risk offending your friends, colleagues or grandmother ☺. Keep it clean!
6. Other people’s big news
If your Facebook friends have something big to announce, let them do it themselves. No one is waiting for you to announce that your two best friends just got engaged! Let the happy couple announce their big news to their Facebook Friends and the world when and how they choose!
7. Details of your vacation
Letting everyone know you’re going to be away on holiday for a week or two is inviting burglars to your house. You might as well put up a neon sign welcoming them ☺ Criminals use Facebook and other social media to identify potential victims – and not just for identity theft or cyber scams.
With 500 “Friends” on Facebook, there could easily be a few rotten apples. Letting your Friends know your house is going to be empty for a couple of weeks is an open invitation for burglars to come and visit during your vacation.
8. Posts intended to make others envious
If you’ve finally got that new Porsche you’ve always dreamt of or bought a house in Martinique – you might like to consider not going over the top in telling everyone with loads of posts and pictures.. While there’s every reason to be proud of what you’ve achieved, there are people who haven’t had the same fortune. And flogging your wealth is going to make you more enemies than friends.. Also, you might get a visit one night from someone who’s interested in your new Porsche (see point 7)
9. Photos of you drinking
It doesn’t matter if you’re in college, single or happily married with two kids – be careful with photo’s where you are drinking (alcohol). Nothing wrong with showing the odd picture of you having a beer with your friends at the 19th hole – a constant flow of photos of you drinking will let people believe that you always have a drink in your hand.
Be especially careful if you’re in college –posting dozens of pictures of you and your boozy pals sends a bad message to everyone, including your parents (and don’t forget future employers)..
10. TMI (Too much information)
Think about your privacy. Keep it appropriate and don’t include details you don’t want the world to know. If what you’re thinking of sharing is something you would typically only tell a handful of close friends – don’t share it!
When it comes to sharing on Social Media, Less is More!
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