7 things to Spot Doing in Facebook

@Jankar (583)
Philippines
May 26, 2010 9:33am CST
Hello guys! I've just received a message in my facebook account giving me seven tips on what not to do in this site. 1. Using weak password 2. Leaving your full birth date in your profile 3. Over looking privacy controls 4. Posting your child's name in caption 5. Mentioning that you'll be away from home 6. Letting search engines find you 7. Permitting youngster to use facebook unsupervised And each one of this tips has an explanations but I didn't include it because its gonna be very long. Do you really avoid doing this stuff? What do you think if you some of this?
4 responses
@emerillus (477)
• Philippines
26 May 10
hi there, jankar!...There must be a typographical error there. hehe. Anyway, yes, it's ok for me to stop doing those things, that is a good advice, and yeah, I've already checked out if my profile is fully viewable to people who are not my friends. you'll never know who might be stalking you out there. there was also an article about not posting complaints at work in your status as these might cause you not to get a job in the future, because some employers now search on Facebook about a person they are about to hire. have you heard about that?
@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
26 May 10
Yup, that's what also think. But that is really the title of the message I got. Yeah, we really need also to have some privacy so that other people cannot manipulate our accounts, especially our birthdays, some accounts need just a birthday verification and if they know that, your doom.
@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I hope I could change the title of this discussion.
• Philippines
26 May 10
I've seen this message in an article in yahoo.com before but didn't even bother reading it. Thanks for posting it here, at least more people who wasn't able to read or didn't bother to check it on yahoo will be advised on these tips. But question, why is it a 'no' when you leave your full birth date in your profile?
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@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
27 May 10
Hi horohoro, as you can see in my reply to clouds0327, this might be a target fot identity thieves, they might use this information to gain access with our bank or credit card accounts. As I remember, when I check my credit bills through customer service phone call, they always ask for my birth date before giving off any important information about my inquiries. If someone knows your birth date, they might pretend to be you. Hope this answers your question...
@clouds0327 (1390)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I od have my full birthdate on my profile and also may daughter's name in caption... May I ask why this is not recommended? My sister said not to put my mobile phone and I did that. Just dont know why the birthdate is also not supposed to be there. Would really appreciate a response.
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@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
26 May 10
Well, from what I did received, "It's an ideal target for identity thieves, who could use it to obtain more information about you and potentially gain access to your bank account or credit card account...." After I've read this, I immediately change my birth date. After all, I don't want my colleagues to now when my real birthday is.
• France
26 May 10
Privacy is very important, and facebook sometimes trespass our right to preserve our privacy. I think it is very dangerous to leave around your home adresse, but to the other part of your list I dont think it would hurt us much
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@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I didn't gave the complete address of my profile to. For safety purposes. Someone might be stalking me if I give all my information. Isn't that scary. And not only my safety is at stake here but my entire family too.