Don’t Make These Mistakes on Facebook
I love Facebook; I use it all the time. I can talk to old friends, far away relatives, and make sure my 94-year-old grandmother, who lives 1500 miles away, always has up to date pictures of my kids. I don’t have a lot of Facebook friends. In fact, I will likely delete you for writing in all caps, talking about your welfare check, trip to the WIC office, and your brand new 2012 luxury car all in one post; and I never, ever accept friend requests from people I don’t like or people I don’t know personally. While I like to think I use my social networking site responsibly, there are a number of people who do not. Before you log back in, make sure you aren’t making one of these mistakes.
Sorry, ladies, it’s time to clean up your friends list. No one cares if you have 78 friends or 780 friends. You don’t know that many people and you’re making a huge mistake. Would you allow 780 people you don’t know into your living room or hotel room? You would not, but that’s what you’re doing when you let that many people you don’t know privy to your personal information. Ditch the strangers and keep your private life private.
Posting Inappropriate Pictures
First and foremost, I will never understand the girls who stand in the mirror and take a picture of themselves from up above, staring down their shirt. My husband calls it the “16 and trying to look thin” pose. He’s right. However, everyone should be careful what photos they post online. It’s never okay to post pictures of yourself partying too hard or looking too provocative. Even if your profile is private, people can tag you and you might find yourself in a situation where your employer sees a photo of you that doesn’t make him happy.
You Tell People Where You Are
Of course you want to brag when you’re having a cocktail on the balcony of your hotel room overlooking the ocean in Hawaii (totally guilty) but telling all of Facebook where you are is an invitation to people to allow themselves into your home and into your stuff.