Are you careful with what you post on Facebook?

@o2bnocn (2895)
United States
April 17, 2013 3:38pm CST
It is so easy to post your first thought on Face Book, not really thinking about it. I try to be careful with what I post as a status update and post in general. There are times when I get careless, especially when I am stressed and end up posting something that I maybe wouldn't have. I'm never rude, its more about my life and my private business than anything. Have you ever posted something about your finances? Have you ever posted something about something your fed up with? I know we all have to talk about our frustration, and not bottle it up. Although on Face Book our friends and family are seeing our posts. It is so easy to post and not think twice about it. I know that my family loves me unconditionally and they have no problem with what I am posting, most of it is just updates about what is going on with my life. I tend to be private and I guess I want to go back into a nutshell after I post something private. What are your thoughts?
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@sacmom (14317)
• United States
19 Apr 13
I hardly ever post any updates on Facebook, but when I do I try to be careful what I put on there. We have to remember that just about anything we post (whether publicly, to our friends, or to friends of friends) can be seen by others through likes, comments, etc, whether they are on our friends list or not. So unless you're the type of person who doesn't care who sees what you post it's probably best not to update about everything single thing that goes on in your life...otherwise it may just come back and bite you in the butt! Happy mylotting!
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
19 Apr 13
At times I don't care, but then again you can never be too careful. I am careful especially because I have noticed that people have started to judge me for no apparent reason!
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
18 Apr 13
yes for sure. I've learned the hard way many years ago that there is no such a thing as online security. anything you post online, can be copied, downloaded and used against you. especially your real name, your actual photo, your dob, your address, your school history etc. a lot of times people think it doesn't matter, but this is exactly how hackers find out your passwords, security question etc from favorite movies, books to important dates for you, they can use all these and nothing you can do about it once it's posted online. it can be deleted from your profile, but it is never truly gone from the web. sometimes I let myself go, I post freely, but usually about favorite food, wisdom quotes or anything that is very common, no details whatsoever. never about finance or anything too personal. other than husband, I don't have family on my friends list.
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
19 Apr 13
That is wise. Your right about online security. I hate hackers. I have actually had my facebook hacked before. Geeze!
@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
18 Apr 13
I am careful and many times i have deleted many things from my account
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
18 Apr 13
I have deleted a lot from my account. I also have a lot of stuff private to where only my friends can see and no one else.
• United States
18 Apr 13
I am very careful what I post on facebook. I had learned in one of college classes that employers will look at your facebook page and other sites that a potential employee belong to in order to find out more about the person before deciding on whether to hire the person or not. I never post anything private on facebook because I am afraid of my family members reading it and having my family make comments such as find a job or why did you marry someone who cannot support you. (Randy is unable to work because of his disability. He developed his disability after we got married, but even if he was disabled before we met I would be with him. Randy means the world to me and as far as I am concerned I am rich because I have him in my life and he is my best friend). If I do have something to talk about I post it on here because nobody on here has ever judged me and there have been times when someone has read what I posted and says I know exactly what to say because I can relate in one form or another.
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
18 Apr 13
I understand. It is sad that people on our Face Book will judge us. I understand where you are coming from though, I have seen it myself. People can be so cruel nowadays. It is sad to think that those people are our family and friends. I have become a lot more careful with what I post in the recent past, due to all of this. There are so many judgmental people now. I also understand about his disability and why people would make comments. In my situation, I need a car before I can go to work so that I can drive myself back and forth. I don't have anyone who can drive me back and forth right now and no one seems to understand that except for certain family members. I know there are people that think I am not trying hard enough, being lazy, and that I should just go to work right now. There are probably people that think that I should have went to work a long time ago.
@Kmz059 (662)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
No I always watch out what ever I posted on facebook, I am very careful on posting pictures or status. I don't want the world to know about my problem like financial or any love quarrel. But some people keep posting on posting non sense status. Yes it is freedom wall but know our limitations on posting status or pictures. :)
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
18 Apr 13
Yes it is good to be careful with what you post. The posting about financial and love quarrels can become drama. There are times when it should stay private and your friends and family don't know about those issues. It is always good when we have someone to talk to, but sometimes we should only tell one person instead of everyone.
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
17 Apr 13
I delete my first facebook account, because my family kept posting, nasty picture on the site, and I didn't want that on my facebook page, so I started with a new facebook account with nothing on there right now, I may add some thing later but it won't be, from none of my family members.
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
17 Apr 13
Aww I am sorry. My family has never posted nasty things about me. I could see where drama could occur though.