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Using Facebook? Then Avoid These Mistakes At All Cost

Social media has become a mainstay of our lives these days. Updating small-small things to wishing the near and dear ones on special days we all go to social media to get that dose of entertainment and refreshment off from the boring routine life.

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Facebook is one such platform that has almost everyone using it. Apart from normal users like us, there are those anti-cyber and anti-social elements on the platform that are in hunt of vulnerable targets. To safeguard ourselves from such elements we have to be careful while using Facebook (and for that matter any other platform).

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To guide you and aware you more in this regards here we bring some common and dangerous mistakes that you are committing while using Facebook. Read this out:

Avoid Being Too Friendly

On Facebook, we meet a number of strangers. If you check your friend list on Facebook then I bet you would be having a good number of people that you don’t know. That big friend list on Facebook doesn’t mean that they all are your well-wishers.

Friend Request
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You should not accept or send a friend request to a stranger. Moreover, those in your friend list that are unknown to you shall be removed immediately.

All Public

While you may be open at heart and happy to welcome all in real life but your Facebook profile shouldn’t be like that. Keeping everything public on Facebook is a ‘bad bad idea’ guys.

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Sensitive information like the name of your school, college or even your hometown can be used by anti-cyber elements to harm you. Ensure that not everyone in your friend list gets to see things every time you are posting.

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Sharing Too Much

While apps like Facebook are for sharing your updates with your friends and near ones you should not reveal more then what is required. Sharing information like your house address, office timings, and other such details that may look routine is equivalent to exposing yourself to threat.

Information sharing
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Also sharing too much information about your family like photos of kids and details about the members of the family is something that you shall avoid.

That Show Off

Many a time we go out of a limit of show off to grab the attention of others. Doing this on Facebook and other social media platforms can bring you on the radar of such anti-social elements.

Crimes like kidnapping and extortion quite commonly take place where the criminals get inputs from victim’s social media profiles and updates. So, control that show off tendency online.

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Going Abusive

You might come across people on Facebook that don’t share the same thinking as you on different matters. Here you might involve in a chat or comment war with them. Going abusive in such exchanges can be really critical.

Abusive on social media
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People can take a screenshot of your comments/message and you can be booked for cyberbullying or threatening. Even with your friends and known ones you should avoid abusive words while interacting with them on Facebook.

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Open To All Tags

Getting numbers of updates about people tagging you in their pictures and posts is annoying for some obvious reasons. You should avoid this thing with immediate effect.

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Always review the settings and do not let anyone and everyone tag on Facebook. Keep both the headache and vulnerabilities at bay.

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