How to avoid too much information on Facebook

March 9, 2011

By Dylan Bergeon
staff writer

Facebook has grown to be the world’s social network, which in a way is great, but the overtrust on the website’s security is way too falsely integrated into people’s minds. These days most use Facebook daily, adding what they’re doing at that time and creeping on friends and friends of friends. The problem starts when people start adding personal information. Although the website is designed for people to tell each other when and where to hang out, catch up on old times and tell about their lives as of now, some are taking this too far.

Going off from three main subjects of TMI on Facebook, here’s what not to post.

First, if posted as “in a relationship” or set as “it’s complicated,” try to keep the love comments on a low down. No one wants their newsfeed overrun with comments like “I love you baby” and “OMG our date at Pizza Sam’s was awesome can’t wait to see you again sugarplums.” Everyone these days who can afford a computer with high speed internet has a cell phone capable of sending a text message. Therefore, unless there is a craving for “all eyes on me” attention, just send a text to do passionate love justice.

Second, an over-inflated ego doesn’t need to be for all “friends” to see. DHS seniors are being accepted to colleges, and some are being granted scholarships, but an exact number as to how much they’re getting for school is unnecessary.

Third, and what should be obvious, are illegal activities. People who post comments and pictures doing illegal things, like drinking or smoking, are baffling. Many have read about those who aren’t accepted into a job or workplace because of their Facebook page, so why risk it? It isn’t worth it. Let alone the fact that it affects people in other ways. For example, teens aren’t the only ones with a Facebook, or the only ones with access to their page. Therefore, a professor or parent can see their page, ultimately resulting in a ruined reputation.

It’s easy to love Facebook, but the over use of the social aspects can do nothing but hurt people.

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