Ten things you must always avoid on Facebook
So you have uploaded that pretty picture on the Facebook, and updated every little thing in your profile. After all, you don’t want your friends to miss on your cool details.
Facebook is a very useful and a very powerful social tool. How you use this tool – for your benefit or for your loss, is totally up to you. Facebook has become a part of our daily life. We are so used to FB, we often overlook some of the commonsense precautions we should always take on the internet. When it comes to FB, there are some of the big NO-NOs – some Facebook behaviors we should always avoid and guard against. Here are the main 10 of such Facebook behaviors to stay away from:
1. No daily planner or vacation schedule: According to Telegraph, users of networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter were recently warned by police after two men were convicted of burgling a house whose owners had advertised the fact they were away. Sharing your away-from-home information is just like putting a big sign in your front yard thyat reads: “I am not home!” This is an open invitation to the robberies and the house break-ins.
2. No Date-of-birth: Commonsense, right? But you will be surprised to see how many of us post date of birth on Facebook. Listing your date of birth on the ‘info’ page of FB is a big no-no. It is a very personal piece of information that can be used by others to steal your personal identity.
3. No home address: Along the same line as other personal privacy precautions, don’t put your home address on Facebook. Your real friends already know where you live. There is no need to announce your home address to everybody you meet online.
4. No password hints: Your place of birth, your mother’s maiden name, the first school you attended, your first pet’s name…..these are typical questions we subscribe to during many online accounts set-up. This may include your financial and banking accounts. Directly or indirectly sharing such info on Facebook is another possible security lapse we should always avoid. Continue reading