10 Things Your Facebook Friends Shouldn’t Know

10 Things Your Facebook Friends Shouldn’t Know
10 Things Your Facebook Friends Shouldn’t Know

There are some things your Facebook friends shouldn’t know. Things like your political views, what you had for breakfast this morning, and how much debt you’re in. However, according to a new study, they may know much more than you think. Researchers found that Facebook users share an average of five pieces of information about themselves that their friends don’t need to know.

Instead, we all have things we would not share with our Facebook friends– whether our political affiliation, how much money we make, or what we think of our friends’ posts. So, if you’re not careful, you could be sharing way more than you intended! Here are a few tips on keeping your Facebook privacy settings locked down.

 

Things Your Facebook Friends Shouldn’t Know.

 

Relationship status

Most of us like to keep some things private regarding our relationships. But unfortunately for us, Facebook has made it possible for our friends – and even strangers – to get a glimpse into our love lives.

While some people are happy to share every little detail about their relationship on social media, others prefer to keep that information offline. If you’re one of the latter, you can do a few things to keep your relationship status under wraps.

First, you can change your privacy settings so only friends can see your relationship status. You can also choose not to list your relationship status on your profile. If you decide to record it, make sure it’s set to “private.” Another option is creating a separate Facebook profile for romantic relationships.

 

Political views

Most people are unaware of how much personal information they share on social media websites like Facebook. For example, did you know that Facebook records your political views? This is just one of the many things your Facebook friends shouldn’t know about you. Other personal information shared on Facebook includes your religious beliefs, relationship status, and employment history.

Knowing how much personal information we share online is essential, especially on social media websites like Facebook. However, it’s also important to be mindful that this information can be accessed by other people, including our friends, on Facebook. So, be careful what you share on Facebook! And remember, it’s best not to share any personal information you wouldn’t want other people to know.

 

Religious views

While Facebook is primarily a social networking site, it can also be used to share religious views. For some people, this is the primary way of sharing their faith with others. In addition, it is a way to keep up with friends who share their religious views with others.

There are several different ways to share your religious views on Facebook. You can post links to articles, videos, or websites, or you can post photos of religious symbols or places.

You can also post prayers or quotes from religious leaders. Whatever method you choose, be sure to respect the religious views of others. Do not post anything that could be considered offensive or inflammatory. Remember that Facebook is a public forum; anyone can see your posts.

 

Where you live

Your Facebook friends don’t need to know where you live. Your address is like your Social Security number—personal information you should keep to yourself. You might not want to share your address on Facebook for a few reasons. Maybe you’re worried about safety: if criminals have your full name and address, they could easily rob your home or worse.

Perhaps you don’t want your boss or coworkers to know where you live if you ever need to take a sick day or go on vacation and don’t want them to understand why. Whatever the reason, there are a few ways to keep your address from showing up on Facebook. The easiest way is not to include it when you set up your profile. You can remove it by editing your profile settings if you’ve already included it.

 

Credit Scores

The three major credit-rating agencies closely guard their secrets about how credit scores are determined. However, Fair Isaac, the company that created the widely used FICO credit score, discloses some information about how it calculates scores. The most critical factor in a FICO score is how you’ve previously managed your debt obligations. For example, your payment history accounts for 35% of your score, while the amounts you owe account for 30%.

The length of your credit history makes up 15% of your score, while new credit and types make up 10% each. The final 10% is based on the “credit mix,” which looks at the different kinds of credit accounts you have open. So, having a high debt-to-income ratio or recent late payments on your credit report will lower your score.

 

Your job

Most people think what they post on social media is for their friends and family to see. However, with the advent of employers and recruiters using social media to screen potential employees, what you post on your social media accounts can now come back to haunt you. According to a study by CareerBuilder, 69 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, and 43 percent have found content on social media that has caused them not to hire a candidate.

So, what kind of content can cost you a job? Anything that could reflect poorly on you as an employee, such as posts about drinking or drug use, offensive comments, or even too much information about your personal life. The best way to avoid this is to be aware of what you’re posting and who can see it.