Things that shouldn’t be shared on social media

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Social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, help you to access the latest news of friends and family, stay informed about what is happening in the world, and also share the details of your life with others.There is a clear concern about what these sites do with the data that we share with them, as we contribute a lot of information indirectly that these sites exploit in directing the targeted ads that you see on your home page.

Here are 6 things you should not share on social media:

1- Site data:
In addition to your smartphone that tracks the GPS coordinates, the browser can also obtain location data based on your IP address, or login accounts, where you can determine your geographic location to place a tag in your posts showing your current location.

So before posting on any social network make sure if it pulls your site data automatically, and turn it off before posting, as there is no reason to share your site in every post.

In addition, the photos that you share on social media also contain metadata showing the exact location of the photo-taking, putting your privacy at risk.

2- Travel plans
Sharing the details of your next trip, such as a weekend with the family, may be an explicit invitation to thieves to steal your house, as you never know who can see this information and use it in an improper way, and to maintain your security you do not share any details or pictures of your trip until after you return from it.

3- Personal complaints and problems
Social media is definitely not the place to express your personal problems, so if you want to complain about your manager, coworkers, or relatives, don’t use these sites at all, as you can’t be sure everyone sees these posts.

4- New purchases are very expensive
Many people like to post pictures of their new toys or purchases on social media, such as a new phone, laptop, car, TV, or something else.

However, publishing such posts can contribute to a personal problem for you in the event that you do not get the expected number of likes or receive offensive criticism, which makes you feel unhappy.

5- Posts and competitions that you share
Social networks are important and key places for companies to organize competitions and present gifts to participants, mainly due to the ease of clicking on the (Share) button and not thinking about it twice.

While there are a lot of legal and legal competitions that you can find while browsing, you must think carefully before participating at any time, as these posts appear continuously in the account of your followers and may be a source of inconvenience for them which leads to the cancellation of your follow-up.