9 Things You Should Not Be Doing On Facebook

There is a rush on Facebook. Most users have the intention of heading up for establishing a large network and becoming popular among their circle. And, it’s not untrue also, as Facebook, being one of the most adorable social networking services, provides a free board to people for sharing information and making quick acquaintances with each other. So, what’s the damage?

There are a few things that do not work well on Facebook but are in a trend which at times costs users severely in the rush of being too quick to be there first. Any such wreckage can be avoided by looking carefully into the below things.

Thing 1: Let’s share ‘everything’

Facebook has triggered an open battle field, where its account holders are not hesitating any longer to share their privacy even with the not-so-known or not-known people. Perhaps, you didn’t know your private data could be getting shared with others by none other than the Facebook authorities. So, what’s the hurry when Facebook users are updating their photos and making wall posts in a great hurry, and turning away from the results?

This has only made the users more vulnerable and has surrendered their accounts to deplorable means. Ideally, this should not be. For a while, try and adjourn your “How I ate my vegan burger for hours” status and you might know it yourself.

Thing 2: Sending friend requests, accepting friend requests

The sappy side of the Facebook users is out when they are hurriedly sending out friend requests and accepting them. Do not accept such requests from the people you do not know. It only shows how idle you are.

Thing 3: Opting to like your own status

i like me facebookNothing can be more hilarious than liking your own status even if the Facebook does give you that option. It’s like self-pleasing, and should not be indulged into.

Thing 4: Slaughtering the time   

Someone rightly compared the Facebook posts with the spam mails. You could be spilling your precious time over tagging mysterious people, stamping on walls, tagging photos of those you meagerly know, suggesting this friend to that friend, quizzing and gaming, or something which is not worthy of your time and attention.

Thing 5: Decline and fall

A few things are definitely not fair on Facebook, and must be completely avoided. Singing the blues or badmouthing about anyone to keep your account alive is a bad thing. It is absolutely futile and is capable of bringing a ‘good’ damage to your profile.

In case you didn’t like any post, you could still kill with kindness. Learn that skill. Also, Use your private mail to converse and avoid Facebook mail for sharing any private talks, while it may be convenient for you, but not for the other person.

Thing 6: Do not complicate things

Facebook isn’t complicated, unless you restrain yourself for doing so. For example, do not keep a weaker password that can give hackers their easy prey for their favorite pastime. Keep it strong and change it regularly.

Do not ever mention in your status about your moving out or going on a holiday. Details about your vacations can be shared once you return home. By avoiding above things you can escape a big mess.

Thing 7: Letting your privacy slip

On August 29th, 2013, Facebook has brought changes to its data-usage rules. Under the new Data-Use Policy, Facebook gets the right for using your public information, your uploaded information including photo, content, profile, etc.

You should be strictly adhering to the rules that do not give away your details to just anyone on the Facebook. Someone can betray you and use such details for locating your bank accounts. It’s not advisable to reveal your complete date of birth on your profile. You can edit your personal information which shows your date of birth, address, contact numbers, family information, etc.

Thing 8: Everyone is seeing you

Do not let everyone see your status, photos, and other information which are easier for someone to trace you at your current location such as a mall or a restaurant, tuition’s, guitar class, etc. Completely restrict strangers from accessing your account. You can also save your account from the search results of Facebook.

Thing 9: Fanning unsolicited comments

It’s perfect to share your ideology or start a campaign but linking on the junk is not good. Do not foul up the conversation with indecent commenting or posting offensive and hatred views.

Summing up

If you carefully observe your activities on the Facebook, you will be certainly able to check yourself from pointless and superficial revelation of information. Facebook indeed has something to offer to each one of its users. Engage with the like-minded contacts and go ahead with useful conversations.

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Stephen Moyers

Stephen Moyers is an out of the heart writer voicing out his take on various topics of social media, web design, mobile apps, online marketing, entrepreneurship, startups and much more in the cutting edge digital world. He is associated with SPINX Digital a Los Angeles web design company & digital marketing agency. When he is not writing, he can be found traveling outdoors with his camera. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenMoyers and Google+.

14 thoughts on “9 Things You Should Not Be Doing On Facebook

  • I agree with these list. In Facebook, we must not only be sociable, but also responsible. Respecting other Facebook users is also respecting yourself.

  • Hey Stephen, very nice points are highlighted about accepting Facebook request. Now a days youth are so eager to make friends that they don’t see any thing just blindly accepts friend requests. Definitely they should follow this things……….. Great work!

    • I am glad you like the post. Thanks 🙂

  • Yes, one of the things I liked best was shared on facebook is holiday photos with friends and promotion

  • Thank you for posting point #3. It is by far my biggest social media pet peeve. (Though, I’ve found that most of the time, it’s people thinking they’re acting as their personal account when they’re really acting as the brand page itself to like said status.)

    Excellent article – mad props! (That’s still a cool thing to say, right?)

  • I agree with of these, and stopped my crazy poke wars long ago.

    I do tend to unfriend people who have terrible grammar. One of my big pet peeves is using “anyways” instead of “anyway”. (Insert giggle here.)

    I say this because my expectation for excellent grammar on Facebook is probably much too high, so I try to relax a bit. There are however, some people that just make me nuts!

    This article should be shared to every Facebook account in the network.

  • hi!!
    Great post but on facebook privacy is most impotent.I am accepting request but many fake accounts are there what should be said about that.

  • Hmm, checking again my fb settings now and see if all tips mentioned above are well taking care of…


  • great article….
    I mainly concentrated on your first point about “share”…
    It is very common to share your privacy info. with others….which sometimes cause very difficult problem….
    So I also advice to don do that….

  • People should be checking their privacy settings first before posting stuff. They might be surprised posting something that will be accidentally shared or appear on the newsfeed.

  • In my opinion, facebook privacy is the most important. i accepted every friends on the first time but then i realized that a lot of “ghost” account, i think that can be considered a problem,
    Thanks for your sharing.


  • Dude , i accept every single invitation on facebook ! And i don’t really find troubles + i get 15% of my traffic on different blogs but no results , they don’t read my content regulary , they don’t buy anything haha , they don’t click my ads ! Haha completely messy :p
    Yassir Allaoui from : http://adsensemobs.blogspot.com

  • Hi Stephen, Facebook is truly a two-ended technology. It has its advantages, but what people miss out amidst its many advantages are the disadvantages it has. I agree with you on almost all points, people do need to be careful while using it. Thanks for sharing the post with us.

  • Hi,
    Great tips for not doing things on facebook. I really appreciate your tips, However one thing I do frequently that is liking my own status. I don’t think its not good practice because I believe that whatever you do first you have to like yourself then people will like you.
    By the way this post was very interesting

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