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Never Post These 10 Things on Social Media

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We share so many details of our everyday lives online, but where should we draw the line on that which we share about our online buddies, our family, and ourselves? Below are ten things we should not share on social media

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Never Post  these 10 Things on Social Media

1. Your Present Place

Many people don’t recognize that when they post a tweet or a status update, they may also be revealing their present location. Because it tells potential thieves that you simply may not be at home, giving out your location information can not be safe. Depending on your privacy settings, the bad guys might be given the green light they were waiting for to rob your house by that innocent tweet from your vacation spot.

2. Your Actual Phone Number

While you may want friends and family to get in touch with hold you, what if your actual phone number falls into the incorrect hands? It’s not impossible that your place may be narrowed down by someone using a reverse phone number lookup tool which are accessible on the web.

A good method to permit folks to contact you by phone without giving them your actual phone number is using a Google Voice phone number as a go between.

3. Images of Your Children or Your Friends’ Kids Tagged With Their Names

Alright, this is really a sensitive topic. All of us want to protect our kids, we would lay down in front of a truck to protect them, but a lot of us post hundreds of name tagged pictures of our kids on the internet for the world. The issue is that you could never be sure that only your friends are seeing these graphics. You can’t rely on the “Friends only” setting because you really never know. Assume that everything is public and don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want the world having access to.

In the event you must post pictures of your kids, remove any geotag tips, and avoid using their actual names in the picture tag or description.

Your true friends know their names, no need to tag them. Same goes for labeling pictures of your friends’ children. If in doubt leave out the tag.

4. Your Complete Birth date

While you may adore getting lots of birthday wishes posted by your friends on your own social media Timeline, having your birth date posted on your profile may supply one of the key bits of information needed to steal your identity and open up accounts in your name to scammers and thieves.

5. Vacation Plans

“Hey, I’m going to be on vacation on the 25th of August, please come rob me”, that is essentially what you’re saying to social network trolling criminals when you post your holiday plans, vacation photographs, and when you place tag yourself while you are still on vacation. Wait until you’re safely home before uploading your vacation pics or talking about your vacation online.

6. Your Relationship Status

Want to give your stalker the green light they’ve been waiting for while simultaneously letting them understand that your more inclined to be home alone? Posting your relationship status is the most certain method to realize this. In case you prefer to be cryptic, merely say “It Is Complicated”.

7. Pictures With Geotags

There is no better road map to your current place than a geotagged image. Your phone may be recording the location of all pictures you take without you even understanding it.

8. Uncomfortable Things you’d not Want Shared With Family or Your Company

If not, don’t post it. Even if you delete it and post something, doesn’t mean that someone didn’t take a screenshot of it before you had the chance to remove it. Do not post online, things you would not want to share with your family or company

9. Information About Your Current Occupation or Work-related Endeavors

Talking about work-related things on social networks isn’t a good thought. Even an innocent status update about how crazy you’re about missing a deadline on a project could provide valuable info to your opponents they could leverage against your business

10. Your House Address

You can’t know who might be looking at your profile, do not post details of where you reside as you would be making it easy for armed robbers to rob your home.


This post was originally published in http://informania.net/what-you-should-never-post-on-social-media/ by Chinedu Ngwu

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