Over the few years Facebook has managed to arrange a good account of its users. It is the most visited website and ranks 2nd in the Alexa ranking table, only Google manages to be ahead of it. But there is a very less known fact that Facebook actually manged to top the list only for a week keeping Google behind. Recently Facebook ( from now on addressed as FB) brought in a slew of changes to keep its users intact, so that migration remains minimum to Google + . Users generally don’t have any complain regarding many of its features, as before they can ever imagine whats should be cooked.
Facebook books its users with changes and makes sure that they never get settled which generally irritates them but for the company its amazing as well as phenomenal. It should be seen that with Facebook changes, do people really get interested for the future?? Or think of changing their platforms. Some of the most unavoidable things in FB always draws a lot of flak from users. But lets check out what they have their take on certain avoidable things on FB :
1. Personal Information shared with third parties –
When you connect yourself with Facebook, not only profile but also the valid information attached to it are shared by all those applications or website which you have personally accessed to or been a part of. The term general information refers to you, your friends, gender,age,picture,user IDs,connections and any other content shared using the Everyone Privacy Setting. Many people are unaware of the fact that the default privacy settings for certain type of information’s is actually shared to everyone. So the remedy is if you are uncomfortable with the connection being publicly available then you can choose removing the connection.
2. Privacy settings are intact until new changes by FB -
Many users don’t want to flash their exact email addresses on FB and so keep it hidden, but in March this year all Facebook profiles were revealed publicly on a multitude of FB profiles. This glitch was later resolved.
3. Facebook ads may contain malware -
If you receive an invitation asking you to attend one such function of a famous person then better be beware as this could be spam. What happened recently is that one of the Facebook’s board of directors Jim Breyer had an invitation of Facebook which was reportedly sent to some of his 2300 friends !! It asked humbly “Would you like a Facebook phone number?” However this message was a scam and the users who entered their passwords summed up the invitation which was in turn sent to their respective friends lists.
4. Your Birth date and Place -
If you want to see a good hundreds of wishes on your birthday, then you can for sure post your date of birth but think twice before mentioning the place and year of birth. This will help tech thieves garner enough evidence to sneak into your financial life.
5. Password Clues –
If you want to show off your choices of favorite dishes and songs, then this show off can make you pay off easily. Telling your online accounts company your mom’s maiden name; the name of your favorite song; the favorite food and rest all things. If you got the same stuff on your information page of your FB profile then you are easily submitting the ways of being cheated by online crooks.
If you have received a week off from your elastic type of work, and you are being to a beach resort, declaring all and sundry on your wall just to show off, then once again it can prove you heavy. All this tends to submerge your fortune with the tech as well as social thugs. Just don’t leak your privacy and post your pics when only you return.
7. Home Address -
Now I hope this one does not need much of description. You are very much aware of the fact that you have everything on the internet and your day starts with it and ends also with it. So much that you are least bothered about what can happen to you in reality not virtually. Better speak not than lie.
According to one survey some 40% listed their home address on the sites; 65% haven’t blocked strangers ;60% weren’t sure of their friends in the list and finally 55% didn’t know how to untag unnecessary tags.