Thursday, February 19, 2015

4 Ways to stay safe on Facebook

Facebook is undoubtedly the most used and arguably the best social networking website out there. It offers convenient ways of connecting with friends, family and loved ones. With so much recognition comes a few disadvantages. There are predators and other creepy people out there who are ready to scavenge on the information you upload. Here are a few ways to stay safe on Facebook.

1. Do not add people you do not know

It is best to stay away from strangers. You may receive tons of requests from people you do not know. It is a good idea to avoid them as their intentions may not be clear. The stranger could be a predator wanting to jump in action.

2. Avoid posting each and every detail of your life

The heading says it all. Post only what's required. You do not really want people to know when you go to have bath. Do You?

3. Take care while authorizing Facebook Apps

Facebook apps like Farmville, Mafia Wars, etc. are a great pass time. At the same time, there are creepy apps which say one thing and do something else. When you authorize an app, read and understand the app permissions thoroughly. Some apps can read your personal information, post on your wall, post on your friend's wall, etc.

4. Make full use of privacy settings

Facebook offers plenty of good features and privacy settings is one of them. Go to Settings -> Privacy on top right corner and over there you can set who can see your stuff, who can contact you, etc. You can even hide your stuff from a particular person or a list of people.


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