Social Media No-nos

Many people nowadays are getting addicted to social networking such as Facebook or Twitter. People tend to share their happy moments, even their emotional feelings, problems and wealth. Here are some social networking no-nos that you might want to avoid.

  1. LEGAL DOCUMENTS

May seem like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised at how many people have posted pictures of their driver’s license, passport, land titles and even bank accounts! Any personal information should be carefully kept off of the Facebook for your own safety.

2. ANNOUNCING VACATION DATES

You may trust all your Facebook friends, but that doesn’t mean someone you don’t know will not see your post. A great risk to announcing when you will be gone and how long. Many homes that are robbed get robbed while the homeowners are away on vacations.

3. MILITARY RELATED INFO

Never mention any military related info on page! Enemies of the military can report or access this information and cause a lot of trouble for your loved one. When in doubt about what’s ok to post, just ask! (they know the protocol)

4. YOUR LOCATION

I’m guilty of this as most of us are, posting your location or tagging yourself at a public place not only alert any nearby stalker or harassers, but it alerts people that you are not at home. Use your own discretion, but be cautious.

  1. YOUR MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME

It may sound strange, but posting can be dangerous for you! Think about it: many emails, bank accounts or other websites with your personal info often ask the security question “What is your mother’s maiden name?”

If you post this, it becomes easier for hackers to break in and take over your personal accounts.

6.THREATENING STATUSES & COMPLAINING

We all post the status proclaiming our “rights” to post. You should be very careful posting any threatening statuses especially anything concerning president or government issues that can be considered as national threats. Avoid trash talking with your boss, employers or co-workers as they might see these even if you’re not friends and never, ever brag about dashing or shoplifting as the authorities can also see these.

  1. LEAVING YOUR PROFILE OPEN & STRANGER’S FRIEND REQUEST

If you want to keep your privacy intact, then go set your profile as “private”. This means only those you are friends with can see your info and pictures!

We have always been taught to stay clear of unfamiliar faces in real life, but we failed to realize that it also applies to social media. Nobody wants a stranger to study your life and know your where-abouts. Don’t make them easier for them to stalk your life by adding them as friends and instead make your account private!

8. ARGUMENTS AND BAD MOUTHING

One of the downfalls of social media is miscommunication and confusion. We can’t interpret the whole message without looking at people’s body language and facial expressions. Avoid arguments completely without solving the issue face to face, it can only turn to sarcasm into something offensive leading to broken relationships and hurt feelings (talk through real life contact).

Gossip about people and judge their actions, it is you who is condemned and looked down upon no matter how wrong or disrespectful. No matter how justified your claims may be, avoid giving impression of being a bad person to others.

9. VENTING ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS

We all have those moments when we need to vent on our problems and let the feelings out but social media might not be the best place to do that. Everyone will know your business and most likely they will judge you on your decisions. So unless you want your issues to go public, resort to speaking to a friend or write your feelings out on a paper.

10. POST DECEIVING INFORMATION & DISCRIMINATING PICTURES

Just like you wouldn’t want to be fooled by people on social media, don’t deceive others with your picture or personal info. There have already been stories of people presenting themselves as someone they are not, so don’t give other people the wrong idea of who you are. That means don’t lie about your lifestyle, don’t post overly-photoshopped pictures and don’t try to form a facade of a person that you want to be.

One of the major things to avoid in social media is never ever post discriminating pictures of yourself. It may seem like a good idea to have a cute profile picture but the truth is you can get into trouble than you can imagine.

11. NOT YOUR EVERYDAY JOURNAL

Nobody wants to browse their news feed with the same person popping on their screen. Social media is not your diary or journal that you can put your feelings with and update it constantly from time to time whenever you have something in mind, to name a few, this includes something you just bought, a plane ticket, hotel reservations or inappropriate pictures like funerals (nobody wants to see a dead person in a coffin). I think I’ll be speaking on the behalf of more than half of social media users that NO, not all of the people are interested with that. People might think that you are just showing off,  annoying, creepy and a social climber. Find another output, social media is not the appropriate place for that. What things to you generally try to avoid?

DISCLAIMER: THIS BLOG IS A PERSONAL BLOG WRITTEN AND EDITED BY ME. ALL THAT WAS WRITTEN ARE BASED ON MY OPINION AND EXPERIENCES. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST, I ONLY GIVE MY HONEST OPINION, FINDINGS AND BELIEFS.THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED ON THIS BLOG ARE PURELY MY OWN. 
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