Facebook is a wonderful place; it is absolutely filled with all sorts of information and some of that should NOT be shared publicly.
Using a combination of Openbook , a website that lets you search Facebook’s status updates, and the consultation of the nosy people of the neighborhood, we came up with the 5 things that should not be publicly shared on Facebook.
1. Phone numbers
If you have a new phone number, how about an SMS to everyone you know for the update? Or if you can’t help but do it on Facebook, at least use messages rather than posting your phone number where the entire world can see it.
2. Your Crabs status
There are certain things that are just so intimate and private in nature that not only are you encouraged to keep them to yourself but even if you wanted to share them you won’t find anyone interested enough to listen to you.
One of those things is whether you have crabs or not!
Porn is pretty much everywhere on the web, every other bit that traverses the “Internet” is a porn bit. So it is no surprise to anyone that you can find it on Facebook but the amount and accessibility of it is astounding, just search for “4shared .flv” so it’s not that hard at all …
4. Your Arrests
If you ever plan on being hired, associate with decent people, or project an image as anything but a thug you will need to keep your criminal record off social media networks. Also, it might not be too popular with your parole officer that you are boasting about your criminal record.
5. That you hate your job
Some people like their jobs, others are OK with it and a good chunk of people just don’t have much love for their jobs. While that statement is true, you don’t really find a whole lot of people announcing it to the world and possibly their bosses that they feel that way.
It is just wonderful the info that people share on Facebook, and Openbook is doing us all a favor by exposing just how much people love sharing that information. I just wonder if everyone realizes that they are sharing it with the whole wide world and not just their group of “friends”!
Do you have any suggestions for things that we should be looking for on Openbook? Share with us your favorite stalker techniques.