10 things you should not write on social networks, never
1. “I’m going on vacation. I’ll be back in a week!” – This is a no-brainer for obvious reasons (why not just open those blinds, leave the door open, and put up a “Come in and rob me!” Sign and yet … people do it all the time. Messages like “Hi guys, we’ll be in Mexico for 10 days” or “Look at this photo we just took on vacation in Miami!” Are a sure invitation to trouble.
2. “Just the little ones and I are here for the weekend.” This one makes me shiver. Think about it: you don’t even want your neighbors to know that you are alone, why the heck would you put your life, and worse yet, the lives of your children at risk by posting this? Think, people. To think!
3. “My boss is a real jerk!” (or other similar rants) – Needless to say, most of the people listed as our “friends” or “followers” are co-workers, but these kinds of raves are the norm on social media … and then we wonder why the pink slips are flying like … oh, whatever. The point is, social media is NOT confidential, no matter how many security tools you may download, buy, or create. Someone somewhere is reading something that you don’t want to be seen. Beware of the user!
4. “I just bought the new Wii! Dude, it’s awesome!” or “I just bought the new iPhone! Wait till I see what it can do!” – You may be the proud owner of the best gaming technology money can buy … but telling your purchase to thousands of strangers only translates to “Yes, I have toys … and maybe some money … And possibly both. Rob blind me. Please. “Smart move, Sherlock.
5. “Do you want to buy a child?” – It may be a joke to YOU, but in today’s marketplace, kids are a hot commodity, so that kind of innocent “joke” could lead to the FBI, DEA, County Children’s Services, or other similar organizations. straight to your doorstep … or worse: your WORK, where you will undoubtedly be the most unpopular “ex” employee on the site.
6. “I’ll do anything for my Vicodin!” (or other types of medications, prescription or not). Oh yeah, you’re a ruckus. We are rolling down the hallways. Don’t be overwhelmed when HR arrives to ask for a urine sample … especially before you get behind the wheel of the school bus. Poor guys. (You should be ashamed.)
7. “My 15-year-old neighbor is HOT!” – If you are an adult, whether you are male or female, married or single, gay or straight, THIS IS NOT GOOD! Stop. NOW.
8. “I just had the best job interview.” To be clear, this type of claim in itself is innocent enough … unless you’re still employed and your “friends” or “followers” find out. And they will. They always do it.
9. “How do I get rid of my spouse? Seriously. You think THAT won’t do the rounds?” Nuff said.
10. “I think I married the wrong brother.” – Are you TRYING to hurt yourself ??? I’m not even going to tackle this one. You are desperate. And pathetic. And you deserve everything your spouse takes away from you. Fool.