How to use Facebook?
Privacy concerns about Facebook are there since early days and they will be there forever. Not all of them are false. In the light of outrage over Facebook’s recent psychological experiment prompted me to write this small guide about judiciously using this social network. Almost everyone aware with this situation is worried about privacy and safety they can achieve using Facebook.
- Rule No 1. Never ever share your personal feelings on Facebook. There are lot of data harvesters those try to use your mental inclination to lure into buying something you do not want. And yes, it do not happen on Facebook. You are targeted using emails and other websites you least suspect. Keep your posts limited to your friends. In rare case you shall make your post publicly visible.
- Never share your private contact information. It can be clearly misused by some hyper excited marketing dorks, criminals or even by an phoney educational institution to ‘enrol’ you into something.
- Do not post personal photos. Especially photos of your kids and relatives. Most of the criminals use those photos to identify the target. In some cases, photos could be morphed and misused. Do not share location all the time. You can share location only when that is important to mention, like a restaurant where you are enjoying food.
- DO NOT share your contact book or photo album on your phone or iPad with Facebook. It may upload all the information to its servers, I do not trust Facebook here. It remains there forever even if you deactivate your account. You cannot ever DELETE your Facebook account. There is no such provision. There are other ways to almost delete your account, but again, you cannot tell your all files are really deleted. Facebook is notoriously dubious on this issue.
- Never be friends with unknown people. If you find a lady with curvy features who just have sent you a friend request, it is not your lucky day. You may be in trouble someday. Usually such profiles are con. Do not listen to any marketing or travel offers. Never shy to unfollow/block the one who do not give you pleasure, or give pain rather. Facebook is not mental tolerance test, you are here for fun, do not let anyone ruin your mood.
If you follow above five rules while using your common sense in right mixture, Facebook can be an enjoyable experience.