How to Keep Your Private Life Private on Facebook

Embarrassing pictures of other people

We’ve all seen them. The photos that show someone in an embarrassing situation, whether it’s falling down, caught in a compromising position, or just generally looking foolish. And more often than not, these photos are shared on Facebook without the person’s knowledge or consent.

While it may seem like harmless fun to share these types of photos with your friends, you could be inadvertently causing serious harm to the person in the photo. By sharing an embarrassing photo of someone without their permission, you could be violating their privacy and causing them humiliation and distress.

Think about how you would feel if someone shared a photo of you in an embarrassing situation without your permission. Would you find it funny? Or would you be upset and humiliated? Most likely, it would be the latter.

So before you hit “share” on that next embarrassing photo of your friend or family member, think about how they might feel if they saw it. It’s simply not worth causing them pain just for a few laughs from your friends.

Your birth year

Your birth year should not be shared on Facebook for privacy reasons. Although your birth year is public information, it is best to keep it off of Facebook. There are many ways for people to find out your birth year, and sharing it on Facebook just makes it easier for them. If you must share your birth year on Facebook, do not include the full date or any other identifying information such as your middle initial or maiden name.

Strong political or religious opinions

So what should you do if you really want to share your strong political or religious views on Facebook? The best thing to do is to find a private group of like-minded people where you can have these types of discussions without offending anyone. Alternatively, you could start your own blog where you can share your thoughts on whatever topics you like without worrying about upsetting anyone.

Other people’s big news

Facebook is a great way to share news and connect with friends and family, but there are some things you should avoid sharing on the site. For example, if you’re the first person to hear about someone’s big news (like a new job, engagement, or pregnancy), avoid posting it on Facebook until the person has had a chance to share it themselves. It’s also important to be respectful of people’s privacy and not post things that could embarrass or upset them. If you’re not sure whether something is appropriate to share, err on the side of caution and don’t post it.

Details of your vacation

1. Don’t share your travel plans publicly on Facebook. This includes your flights, hotels, and any other specific details about your trip. While it’s fine to mention that you’re going on vacation, leave the specifics off of social media.

2. Be careful about what photos you post while you’re away. If you’re traveling to a foreign country or somewhere that’s not familiar to your friends and family, avoid posting photos that could give away your location. This includes landmarks, street signs, and anything else that would be easily recognizable.

3. Don’t post photos of yourself in compromising or risky situations. This includes photos where you might be drinking alcohol or engaging in risky behavior. Remember that anything you post on social media can be seen by anyone, so it’s best to err on the side of caution when it comes to what you share online.

Posts intended to make others envious

If you’re the type of person who gets satisfaction from making others feel bad about themselves, then Facebook is the perfect platform for you. Posting photos of your luxurious lifestyle or bragging about your latest accomplishments is a great way to make others feel inferior. And if you can get a few people to ‘like’ or ‘comment’ on your posts, then all the better.

But beware, because there’s a fine line between posting something that will make someone say “wow, I wish I had that!” and something that will make them say “wow, I can’t believe how arrogant and insensitive this person is.” If you’re not careful, your posts might come across as boastful and obnoxious instead of simply enviable.

So if you’re going to share things on Facebook that are intended to make others envious, just be sure to do it in a way that doesn’t make you look like an insufferable jerk.

Drinking photos

Most people know that it’s not a good idea to post photos of themselves drinking on Facebook. Not only is it in poor taste, but it can also be used against you in a court of law. If you’re underage and are caught drinking in a photo, you could be facing serious legal consequences. If you’re of legal drinking age, posting photos of yourself imbibing alcohol can still come back to haunt you. Potential employers often search social media sites like Facebook before making hiring decisions, and seeing photos of you partying hard may give them pause.

But what about photos that don’t show you actually drinking? Is it still a bad idea to post them?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Even if your face isn’t visible in the photo, someone who knows you can easily identify you. And if the photo is captioned or tagged with your name, there’s really no question as to who is in the photo.

So what should you do if someone else posts a photo of you drinking on Facebook? The best course of action is to ask that person to take the photo down. If they refuse, then your only other option is to un tag yourself from the photo (if possible) and hope that it doesn’t cause any problems for you down the road.

The share feature on Facebook is a great way to connect with friends and family. It allows you to share photos, thoughts, and experiences with the people you care about.