How Social Media Can Cost You a Job, Your Identity and Get Your House Robbed

You have to be careful about what you share online these days. I think people have a false sense of security when they say something online because they think nobody important is paying attention or that it’s no big deal. Of course that’s never the case.

People have been fired for what they’ve posted on Twitter. Celebrities and businesses have received massive backlash after posting insensitive tweets, for example the NRA and Celeb Boutique after the Aurora, CO movie theatre shooting.

Protect Your Privacy

Security is also something you should be concerned about. The video below shows how hackers can discover personal relationships, home addresses, and even credit card numbers from random people pulled off of the street.

Job Recruiters Know How to Use Social Media Too

With the economy in such a sad state right now, you definitely want to watch what you post online if you’re looking for a job. One thoughtless Tweet could be discovered by the hiring manager for the job you were almost hired for. Check out this funny infographic with some interesting facts about that.

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To Post or Not to Post Infographic

Have You Learned Anything Yet?

If there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s that you should think twice before posting anything online. Don’t post something too controversial. Don’t upload a photo that you wouldn’t be comfortable showing your dear old grandma. Don’t tag your home address as your location. If you’re mad at your boss, don’t vent on Facebook. And for gosh sakes, don’t tell the world that you’re on vacation and nobody is at home.

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