9 things that you should never share on social media

1. Full date of birth

It is not a recommendation for the conceited, but it is a matter of security. The RRSS allow the option that this information is not visible (at least not all, you can let it be seen on your birthday but not the years you are doing). The complete date of your birth is essential information for cybercrimes of identity theft, copying of bank cards, etc. Better not make it easy.

2. Address

No one who is not totally trustworthy has to know where you live. Never publish your address in RRSS if you do not want to increase the risk of theft or identity theft. It’s okay to share certain parts of your life through social media, but it doesn’t have to be absolutely everything.

3. Location

Sharing your location is like saying: Hello dear thief, I’m not home. I’m going to the beach for a week, so feel free to go shoplifting whenever you want.

On the other hand, if you have some type of more or less evil stalker that you do not want to see, it would be good if you did not facilitate his work by giving him the possibility of meeting you wherever you go. Haven’t you seen You or what yet?

4. Telephone number

As much as Facebook tells you to introduce a mobile phone for your safety, we have already seen that in these matters, it is better to ignore a social network that has been selling our data for years without regard. And the same for the rest of RRSS. With this data in the wrong hands, we can easily be the target of a cybercriminal who wants to blackmail us with our sensitive information. Better to just share the phone number with those people we know.

5. Email

As with the phone number, giving access for anyone to know our email can lead to them starting to send us spam emails that carry malware. Think that, just by clicking on a photo of a kitten that looks surprisingly like Donald Trump or any other similar nonsense, malicious software can be introduced into our computer that spies on what we do through the camera or microphone, which introduces a Trojan for someone to remotely operate your computer and turn it into a zombie for a Do’s attack, or to “hijack” your device for a price.

6. Fake news

In addition to the things that we should not share for our own safety, there are also those that we should not share for ethics and to take care of our own image. Among these, we find the popular hoaxes recently released unceremoniously by the entire international political class.

Unless you aspire to be a populist world leader who rises to power at the cost of making up news and spreading false rumors about others to confuse and alienate the population (think that it worked for Hitler too, this is not new), you should be careful to share in networks that type of material, because in a more serious and more intellectual professional field a bit more rigor and criteria are expected when sharing content.

7. Offensive content

In this same section there is also the topic of sharing offensive content. Before continuing with this, we are going to make a small clarification: offensive content is not that which offends another simply because it thinks differently from the one who wrote it, but that which is essentially discriminatory.

In a social moment in which it seems that only the fact of feeling offended by something gives us plenty of reasons to restrict the freedom of expression of others, we must clarify that the limit to freedom of expression (not opinion) is marked, as always, human rights. We can publicly express that the potatoes are lousy and if that offends the club of lovers of the fries it is their problem. But we cannot express (we can express our private opinion) that immigrants are criminals, that blacks are inferior to whites, that women deserve fewer rights than men, that homosexuals are deviants, etc.

Expressing this type of feelings in RRSS only shows our lack of knowledge and education and that is not good in a university or graduate looking for work or who is already part of a company (even if it is an internship) and that, in a certain way, it is also part of the image of the company you work for. If you have this type of opinion, mostly ghost writer recommend that you read more, travel more and meet more people, but we cannot tell you what to think, what we do tell you is that sharing it publicly is not going to be good for your future work and your personal brand.

8. You criticize people in your (possible) work environment

Whether you are an intern, an intern, or already hired, saying that your manager is an idiot, that your boss is incompetent, that your colleagues are not performing well, that you have said that you are bad but in reality you are in a bar, etc. they are things that you should never publish in RRSS. Even if you think you have a very limited audience that sees your posts, you don’t really know if someone won’t take a screenshot and send it or if it turns out that you have a mutual friend with someone who can harm you. Better keep your back and don’t complicate yourself.

9. Plagiarism

Plagiarizing content is stealing. As a professional, it is important that you respect the intellectual property of others and that you do not take credit for others. Both for ethics and for self-protection (because if they catch you, you will come out very badly), whenever you are going to share something that is not yours make sure to mention who the author is and where you got the publication from, especially if we are talking about professional networks like LinkedIn.