6 things you should never reveal on Facebook

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6 things you should never reveal on Facebook

Jul!a Jul!a
So one of my friends is always posting links to news articles, but today this one caught my eye. I normally don't really worry about what I post on Facebook, since I've got my privacy settings on like, the max, partially because of some issues with someone trying to get info on me they shouldn't have been and partially because my mom has made me a bit paranoid about things I post on the internet. But after reading this list, there were a few things that I know I'm definitely guilty of. But how about the rest of you?

Check out 6 things you should never reveal on Facebook.
09/16/2010
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kck kck
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I, too, am paranoid, haha!
09/16/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
well i guess im guilty of confessionals... i tend to vent a lot on facebook. im not in the job market anytime soon, but I'm sure any potential employer can look back a ways. I am always leery of putting my location on places as well.

I really wish I could share Eden stuff on FB, but I have people on mine who can't see that stuff (children, "professional" acquaintances.)
09/16/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
well i guess im guilty of confessionals... i tend to vent a lot on facebook. im not in the job market anytime soon, but I'm sure any potential employer can look back a ways. I am always leery of putting my location on places as well.

I ...
Is there a way that potential employers can see your facebook page without being friends with you if you have your privacy settings done right? I mean, in a legal way? Because all they should be able to see is like, your picture and a few things about you, so if you go off on a rant about how much you hated your last job, that should stick to just your friends I would think. That's why I won't add my boss on facebook, even tho he's asked.

And I so wish I could share Eden stuff too, but for me it's not so much the minors who can see things, it's family. And while I'm already one of the 'black sheep' of the family, I don't really need to make that any worse, lol
09/16/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
well i guess im guilty of confessionals... i tend to vent a lot on facebook. im not in the job market anytime soon, but I'm sure any potential employer can look back a ways. I am always leery of putting my location on places as well.

I ...
You can always just delete posts on your FB account before you are in the market for a job. That way, a so-called friend cannot leak any info to third parties. (I hate to insinuate that anyone would, but information tends to have a way of falling into the wrong hands).

Regarding sharing stuff from EF on FB, just start a FB account with your screen name here on EF and friend those of your acquaintances that have similar interests and would not be offended, shocked, or attempt to shame you. That's what I most recently did! Now I just need to be careful, when hitting the "Like" button here on EF, to make sure I know which FB account I am signed into!
09/16/2010
kck kck
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Is there a way that potential employers can see your facebook page without being friends with you if you have your privacy settings done right? I mean, in a legal way? Because all they should be able to see is like, your picture and a few things ...
Yes, there is a way. In Settings you can prevent certain people or entire lists (of people) from seeing certain things (like statuses, pictures, etc). You can also allow certain people to only see your "limited profile."
09/16/2010
Alicia Alicia
I'm probably guilty of the birthdate thing because I've had people say "Happy Birthday" to me on my BDay and say how old I am...so people can then put two and two together and find out the full date.
09/16/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Alicia
I'm probably guilty of the birthdate thing because I've had people say "Happy Birthday" to me on my BDay and say how old I am...so people can then put two and two together and find out the full date.
My whole birthdate is still listed on my profile, but I have this naive romantic notion that deep down, everybody has some good in them, and nobody on my friends list would ever do anything to hurt me... right? ... lol
09/16/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Jul!a
My whole birthdate is still listed on my profile, but I have this naive romantic notion that deep down, everybody has some good in them, and nobody on my friends list would ever do anything to hurt me... right? ... lol
I think birthdate is listed in the public portion, so ANYONE can look that up.
09/16/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
I think birthdate is listed in the public portion, so ANYONE can look that up.
You made me so nervous, lol. I just went and checked in the privacy settings and the birthday is something that you can set to friends only. Along with status/photos/posts, bio/favorite quotations, family/relationships, photos/videos you're tagged in, religious/political views, who can comment on your posts, places you check in to, and contact information.
09/16/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Jul!a
You made me so nervous, lol. I just went and checked in the privacy settings and the birthday is something that you can set to friends only. Along with status/photos/posts, bio/favorite quotations, family/relationships, photos/videos you're ...
Oh, good. Thanks. I'm just on day and month on mine to be safe.
09/16/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Oh, good. Thanks. I'm just on day and month on mine to be safe.
Nothing wrong with that
09/16/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
Im quite paranoid about online security so it was of no surprise that I already do those things.
09/16/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
The other problem with FB is their continual widening of the types of information that are public by default. Here's a graph of that. link This is compounded by FB making changes without making it clear to users what is being changed and how that affects privacy.

If I ever start an FB account, it'll definitely be a G rated one, suitable for public consumption.
09/16/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Tuesday
The other problem with FB is their continual widening of the types of information that are public by default. Here's a graph of that. link This is compounded by FB making changes without making it clear to users what is being changed and how ...
Some of those things are still really easy to make friends only, even if they would always have been available if you didn't have your privacy settings set otherwise. I hate that they randomly make changes that aren't very clear, but at the same time, unless you knew exactly how to look for me, you still can't find me. I logged out and searched my own name, and out of the 50 or so that came up, I wasn't on that list, lol.
09/16/2010
Liz Liz
Thanks for sharing this! I have my privacy settings pretty well locked down, but this article provoked me to take a close look at what I'm putting out there.
09/16/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Jul!a
So one of my friends is always posting links to news articles, but today this one caught my eye. I normally don't really worry about what I post on Facebook, since I've got my privacy settings on like, the max, partially because of some ...
LOL All I ever put that was iffy on my facebook page was what I like here at EF! There's nothing else there, no kids names, no spice names, nothing
I R Paranoid!
09/16/2010
petite-n-sweet petite-n-sweet
hahaha:

Six things my facebook is missing

1. My actual name
2. My actual birthdate
3. My current email address (which also does not have my name)
4. The correct state that I live in
5. Information about my family (you know how you list siblings/significant other)
6. Updates open to everyone

I occasionally give out vacation plans... to notify friends I'm in their town.. but its gotten so confusing to everyone that they call me saying... "umm ok where are you?? I give up!!"

The only personal info on my profile is a whole bunch of G and PG rated pictures... and my cell phone number for friends... and honestly I should probably delete than crap too.

Ive made great friends through common interest groups on Facebook...

But generally it becomes more creepy every day.
09/16/2010
NightNight NightNight
I'm terrified to use my FB the way I'd like to with friends because it's never certain those things will only stay with my list of friends

My FB is almost abandoned because of this.
09/16/2010
Not here Not here
I actually deleted my facebook about 2 years ago because it started to annoy me. Everyone on my friends list would constantly send me app invites- mostly people that didn't actually talk to me. Then, my aunt AND mother both got accounts and I couldn't deal with my family being able to check in on me that easily.. I like to keep my family life and social life separate! Once I created my alter-ego, Jesibel420, that was the straw that broke the camel's back, and both my facebook and myspace accounts were deleted. I figured that way there would be less of a chance of anyone in my "real life" connecting Jesibel420 with me, and give anyone who wanted to stalk the "real me" less of a chance of finding out who I am. Makes me feel better, anyway.

I've contemplated having a facebook page for my adult networking, and have actually signed up, but haven't done anything with it. I had a myspace for Jesibel420, but it was deleted along with a bunch of other "foot girls'" pages.. apparently Tom has a problem with foot models
09/16/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Even the not lightly but heavily drunk me is too paranoid to go on a Facebook confessional.
09/17/2010
Envy Envy
This is why I never sign into such places with my real name, I always use a pen name that people outside the interwebs don't know. Same on Myspace when i had one, you were to look up my real name you wouldn't have found me, only if you were to look up my screen name.

Yes, I am very paranoid. The only family I have on FB tho are my cousins and they don't say anything to anyone, they have their own crazy little lives and they don't know English like 100% anyways. (And likewise I can't read or understand Danish so i can't rat them out even if I wanted to, not that i would. )

I also list my birthday, but never my location outside of state if I even put that.
09/17/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
I read it too and deleted my birthdate and location. I don't post updates numerous times a day, and when I do, I do so wisely.
09/17/2010
Bigtitts Bigtitts
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Originally posted by Not here
I actually deleted my facebook about 2 years ago because it started to annoy me. Everyone on my friends list would constantly send me app invites- mostly people that didn't actually talk to me. Then, my aunt AND mother both got accounts and I ...
So True! My mother wanted to be my friend on FB and I put my foot down on that. If she wants to know what's going on in my life pick up the phone and call me once in a while. I do have family on there which have found me I didn't go searching for them b/c I see them all the time! I just hope my MOTHER doesn't find me on here and want to follow me on this site...I think she's my stalker.
09/17/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I created a Face Book page but never did anything with it. I know employers check these sites and I was going on interviews. Somehow people get into pages through friends. I know that pass words are exchanged, I have seen it and it freaks me out. Overall, I rather live below the radar....
09/17/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Jul!a
So one of my friends is always posting links to news articles, but today this one caught my eye. I normally don't really worry about what I post on Facebook, since I've got my privacy settings on like, the max, partially because of some ...
Jeez, most of this is common sense. My Man and I told our kids, when they first started going online to be careful of these things. ESPECIALLY the financial stuff and vacation plans.

I've heard that employers who are going to Facebook to try to eliminate people by looking at their profile are doing themselves (the employer) a disadvantage. There was no correlation between what supervisors thought was "inappropriate" postings and actual ability to do the work.

In any job. Just because someone parties on the weekend doesn't mean that most can't do their jobs. I think too many employers now are really getting into territory that is invading the privacy of everyone.
09/17/2010
Illusional Illusional
My Facebook was very public at first... but I've added more privacy and most people can see a picture and I use a nickname on my Facebook anyways, so... I have EdenFantasys on my Facebook as well.
09/17/2010
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Jeez, most of this is common sense. My Man and I told our kids, when they first started going online to be careful of these things. ESPECIALLY the financial stuff and vacation plans.

I've heard that employers who are going to Facebook to ...
I agree. I once heard of a teacher getting fired because she went to nightclubs on the weekends and dressed 'provocatively.' So because she displayed a 'bad image' she was terminated. How dumb. :/
09/17/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
FYI: When you're up for a job (and most other things in life), the person isn't looking for reasons to hire you, but to NOT hire you.
09/17/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
Good to know!
09/17/2010
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