Everyone is turning to Facebook to find out more about who you are, from friends to your ex, from employers (or worse, prospective employers), employees to your business partners (even insurers checking before issuing life policies to see if you practice any dangerous sports). Of course, in many ways, Facebook is a great tool because it connected us all in ways we couldn’t have imagined. This connection allows us all to become more aware of valuable information, and it also allows us to share it.
So here is a list of 12 Things You Should Never Do On Facebook & Twitter or Any Other Social Media Platform.
Post and Share everything is on your mind!
Even if you think you have your Facebook privacy settings nailed down, you never know where your posts and photos will end up. It’s easy to get caught up in the social aspects of sites like Facebook, but what you choose to share is there for all to see if you don’t limit who can view your information. According to a recent Pew Research study, 40 percent of users have open access to their profiles, allowing anyone to view their information.
Keep private what should be private
If you post it, you have to consider it public (regardless of your privacy settings). So, everyone does not need to know about your sex life or medical history. If you have a medical question? Keep it between you, and your doctor.
Don’t post embarrassing pictures of other people
Facebook pranks are rarely a great idea and what might start out as a bit of fun can quickly go wrong. If you wouldn’t want those pictures of you circulating on the Internet, then be a good friend and share them privately or not at all.
Don’t tag someone in the background of a photo they’re not really in
There’s no need to tag Peter’s arm flailing about in the background of the bride first dance. Just leave him out of it.
Don’t Drink And Facebook!
Before you post anything online, you must think to yourself, would I want my boss or family to see this? If not, don’t post it. While the odd picture of you and your friends enjoying a beer might be OK, a constant stream of photos showing you with a drink in your hand might lead people to think that, well, you constantly have a drink in your hand.
The Fact That You Are Home Alone
Never promote the fact that you are home alone in your status. If you wouldn’t walk into a room of strangers and tell them you are going to be all alone at your house so don’t do it on Facebook either.
Your Home Address
You never know who might be looking at your profile. Don’t post where you live as you are making things easy for the wrong guys.
Don’t advertise how much you hate your job or your boss
There have been more than a few stories in the news about employees being fired because of what they posted online. Posting inappropriate information on Facebook, while still employed can get you in trouble, or even cost you your job, especially when you do it from work.
All it takes is one short post and your reputation can be ruined. What may have seemed like a funny post during a night out with the gang can look awkward and offensive in the cold light of day. Don’t risk offending your friends or your colleagues.
Posts intended to make others envious
We know you’re proud of your brand new convertible but some things are better kept to yourself. While there is nothing to be ashamed of in achieving goals and enjoying some good fortune, others might not be so lucky.
Other people’s big news
If your friends or other family members have big news to announce, let them do it. Let others control their own stories and make sure that they get to break their own big news.
Stop requesting Candy Crush lives
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