Thursday, April 11, 2013

Don't be an idiot on Facebook. By Geniusofdespair

For some unknown reason stupid young girls post pictures of themselves with their tongues hanging way out on Facebook. I made my niece get rid of all her tongue photos. And, there were a lot of them. I am able to access pictures of all my niece's friends. That is pretty stupid too. They each have hundreds of pictures posted of themselves.

Same goes for boys.
I GUARANTEE you young girls: These photos will come back to haunt you.

Somewhere, someone is collecting these photos and when you go for a job, join the convent or you are marrying a Senator, they will surface. I am sure there is a tongue website somewhere. Yep, there is.

Other recommendations

Do not put your entire birthday on Facebook or your cell phone number. Very stupid.

Do not go on Facebook once a month and then post 5 or 6 things in a row. I take you off of my newsfeed when you do that.

Don't just take photos from certain picture collections. They force us to register to go to the link.

Don't "LIKE" ads for stores, insurance companies etc. They then go on OUR news feed, every few days, posting ads sayinfg you like them and you don't even know it.

I am sure some of you have other suggestions to be smart on Facebook. Don't leave Facebook, I do have stock in it.


Anonymous said...

So true, guess history repeats itself every generation & the young fail to heed advice from us oldies :-)
Nevertheless, is good of you to post such a factual warning in this web age.

Japolina said...

I agree. I am amazed at what grown ups put on Facebook. Some should spend their time going to therapy rather than announcing all of their craziness on the internet

Anonymous said...

All those things that they want you to "like", for instance, "like" if you hate cancer, etc. These are really about collecting a database for further advertisement. Silly that people need to be told this, but there's a guilt factor if you don't "like" hating cancer. Street smarts, people!

Geniusofdespair said...

Note to readers: I have no editor. If I have typos point them out nicely. I will correct them.

Anonymous said...

Other then to tell people they are wasting their time on Facebook, I have no advice. Yes I do, do a crossword puzzle instead.

Anonymous said...

Good advice on the tongues. Hate the tongues.

Opie said...

What's wrong with posting your phone number? How is it any different than the white pages in the phonebook? What's the big secret?

Sze Lee said...

I totally agree! Forrester Research revealed that 78% of recruiters do research on candidates online, and 69% of recruiters have rejected a candidate based on content found on his/her social profiles.

Some people feel that the freedom of expression is just as important as their own online image. The key is to create proper privacy settings and lists on Facebook. If you want to share pictures of your pets, then create a list of friends that share the same interests and share posts about your pets with them only.

Once a user "Like" a Fan Page, the page admin can set an ad or sponsored post to target the friends of the user.

Here are some tips and tools if you are interested:

Geniusofdespair said...

re Phone Number: The less all your information is in ONE place the better. Why make it easy for scam artists. For example:

I can read you are on vacation. Put your phone number in reverse look-up and go rob your house. What is your phone number anyway?

Anonymous said...

Reverse look up only refers to home phones, and most young people don't have those any longer.

Geniusofdespair said...

You can poke holes in my scenario all you want, it is just not a good idea to put so much information in one place. If I had your name I would show you how much I could find out about you.