(Closed) NWR: What does your FB say about you?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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9669 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I hate Facebook!  (Facebook is the Devil, hehe).  I’ve never seen the appeal of putting all your personal business out there for the whole world to see, but I’m older and wasn’t raised with it in my face 24/7 the way people are now.  Thank God!  Middle school was tough enough without that, haha.  We had slam books.  Anyway, it’s completely stupid, IMO, to post anything on the internet that you aren’t completely fine with everyone in the world (and I mean EVERYONE IN THE WORLD) potentially being able to come across it.  Even our future children can get hold of this information someday.  Anything you might possibly ever be ashamed for someone to see or find out about – don’t put it on FB!!  Once it’s posted it is there forever.

Post # 4
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2759 posts
Sugar bee

Honestly, from what I can tell the only problems that come from facebook are largely self-created. You decide to post a bunch of pictures of you doing illegal activites and leave your privacy settings open so anyone can see, well… what did you expect? Even if you have every privacy setting in use, you still shouldn’t post pictures like that online so you kinda reap what you sow.

I’ve had facebook since college – back when it was ONLY for college students. I don’t see the harm in it, so long as you take a step back and realize that you are putting things up for potentially anyone to see. I’ve bee online for over a decade, and I guess I’m just used to the precautions necessary to keep your identities separate and secure? Idk, I remember when the big thing was what your AOL profile said haha. Social networking and the internet have kinda always gone hand-in-hand.

People blame facebook for a lot that is perpetuated by they themselves. It’s kind of a weak scapegoat.

Oh, and you *can* set it so that friends of friends can’t see your stuff. You can also filter individual people out of certain posts (I have a special filter to block my grandparents and other closed-minded relatives when I post about certain issues I don’t want to argue with them about).

Post # 5
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650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am not against the employers asking for password thing, because I always could feel that someday FB would evolve to the point where it is such a snapshot of who we really are that future employers will want to see what we have on there. For that reason, after college, I took all my pictures off and created an album of only ones I feel ok with people seeing – graduation, my grad party, my dog, etc. You know, the benign things in life. No more drinking photos or wall posts about “what happened last night”. It took a long time…I was in a sorority so there were thousands of pictures from various activities and I wanted rid of all of it. That stuff is better off on my own computer and in my own personal scrapbook.

I then deleted all my “quotes” and “about me” and “likes”. I went through and de-friended the people that I didnt know in real life or had not seen in 2+ years. I have very scarce information on there, and my profile picture is usually just of me smiling, nothing crazy going on. I think if someone saw it, they would just see that I am a clean cut individual that lives a simple life. That’s how I am in real life, and I wanted to make sure my online life reflected that, as well.

Post # 7
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I disagree with employer’s asking for Facebook password.  I have privacy settings to where only certain people can see – meaning friends, families, or even just myself.  Anything I do post without setting any sort of privacy is just for Facebook friends as well.  You can’t even search my name unless you’re a friend of one of mine.  I don’t have anything incriminating on my Facebook anyways, but I still think you should be allowed some sort of privacy.

Post # 8
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

If people wanted to see mine, they would see many posts about my baby girl, my slight addiction to couponing and lastly- my love of Christmas music- which I just so happened to listen to yesterday!

Post # 9
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Lolasmomma:  Christmas music already?!  Hahaha.  

Post # 11
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1327 posts
Bumble bee

Not much considering I only have a couple pictures and don’t post anything else.

Post # 12
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10571 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MissCalifornia:  It’s not all self-created though.  Someone else can take a photo of you (although if it’s an illegal one you had to be doing something illegal in the first place), post it and tag you in it.  They can even do that if someone doesn’t have a FB proflie.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve had a Facebook since 2007, but I’ve had periods of time where I didn’t use it. I’ve only recently started using it on a regular basis again. When it switched over to timeline, I was glad I could go back and delete some of my past posts. I couldn’t believe some of the stupid things I posted. I cleaned up my profile, unfriended a lot of people and put up a very basic about me. I deleted lots of pictures and adjusted the privacy settings for some albums. I mean, pictures at a concert aren’t risqué, but I don’t want everyone knowing everything that I do.

I never post any real personal stuff, mostly quotes that I like or generic statuses, so I wouldn’t be worried if someone stumbled across Facebook, but my entire profile is very private.

Post # 14
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339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I never put any of my personal problems on facebook, and I rarely update it with what I’m doing. I figure people probably don’t care too much! I use it strictly to keep up with others, but I do have friends who complain on theirs all day, every day.

Post # 15
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3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate when people post passive-aggressive or dramatic Facebook updates.  I use Twitter for my random thoughts and Facebook more for keeping up with friends, planning events, and just being able to show my family pictures or big life events.  I posted a status when I turned in my thesis or when something super funny happens, but I definitely don’t do the passive aggressive stuff. 

My Facebook is more of a photo album, information about my academic life, and a way to say hey to my friends.   I would have no problem with a potential employer or my grandma looking at it. 

Post # 16
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307 posts
Helper bee

WHAT? Potential employers ask for the PASSWORD to your FB? WTF?? That is CRAZY!!!! HELL NO! 

um, my facebook is ok – i imagine it is very boring to others. share some milestones, pics, articles i’ve read, share info about causes i care about..

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