In the digital age of social networking it seems many people find it logical to announce some things on there that really nobody needs to know. There’s a few things that should not be shared on social networking sites because it’s not necessary for it to be out there like that. Sharing is fine when it’s among those closest to you, but you don’t necessarily have to share it with everyone else. Here’s five things that you should not share on Facebook:
Things you buy-Nobody needs to know about what you buy because if you’re cash-strapped and people read about you buying something like a handbag or video game console they will assume that you are not as financially challenged as you put yourself out to be. So don’t announce to the world about what you buy if you’re on a limited income.
Your sex life-This is one area that nobody needs to know anything about some things are not meant for the rest of the world to know about. How you get down intimately is your business, but not for the knowledge of everyone in cyberspace. Some parts of your life should remain private and how you rock in the bedroom should not be made known to everyone on the internet.
Check-ins-Nobody really cares as to where you are at in the world and constantly announcing your whereabouts puts your personal security at risk. Some people have issues with unstable partners or someone they get unwanted attention from and you don’t want everyone knowing your every move. That’s why programs like Foursquare and others one should use discretion before posting a check in.
Your lifestyle choices-This falls under the sex life category and what you do outside the confinements of your job is your business. You want to be careful talking about your outside activities from work because some things can be accessed by the wrong person and could make its way to your job knowing about some things that you partake in on your own time. How you live your life is your business and nobody not even your job needs to know some things.
Who you’re dating-This is one thing that is annoying about Facebook is the marital status thing. For starters not everyone is honest about their marital status so it’s best to ask someone directly since most won’t be honest if they posted it on their page. Not everyone wants people to know the name and identity of their significant other or spouse. It’s ok to say married or in a relationship, but they can do away with the status of being complicated or open. Nobody needs to know the extras unless you yourself disclose that.
Facebook and other social networking sites is not the place to discuss these five things because some parts of your life should remain private. The problem with today is that too much is out in the open and leaving little to the imagination. There’s that saying once its out there in cyberspace it’s out there for good and you don’t want some parts of your private life to be all access to prying eyes and ears. Don’t announce things that you would not want anyone to know about. It also protects not only your privacy and security, but for those around you as well. It’s sad that many people are not ones to use sound judgment as to what they discuss online especially on Facebook and social networking in general. Keep some things about yourself to a minimum since not everyone is interested in how you get down in the bedroom or what kind of person you choose to hang with and do certain things with.
One’s private life should be just what it is private and anything that reflects what you do in your own time since too many employers are wanting to access your social networking pages to see if there’s anything that’s incriminating. For some of you who have jobs that requires a security clearance of some sort should be even more diligent about what they post on the internet so it’s not causing a breach in security mostly a big concern is for those who work in the health care field or in certain government level jobs. so it’s better to keep it to yourself than to have all your business out there for the world to see and know. Some things clearly are best left to one’s imagination.