Anna Jensen

Today, many of us live on the internet and on social media. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Myspace and the list goes on forever. More and more also find their life special someone online. And even though the net and our IT options are super smart, we should be more cautious about what we share publicly.

Public privacy

We share too much on social media. We live in the year 2018, and some of us are from the generations that have grown up with an iPad in hand, so we have 100% track of what we do. Or, in any case, we believe ourselves.

We use social media to show our lives rather than friends, acquaintances and who else is watching with us. And we feel simplicity for sure. We can choose who will see what on our Facebook page, on Instagram you can just make the account private, and on Snapchat you must accept your friends and so on. But that does not mean that we are safe from prying eyes. Once you’ve posted something, it’s there forever.

We don’t know who’s included

Our digital footprint is relatively easy to follow, and we don’t really know who just decides to stalk us. You might be sitting and thinking, “Well I haven’t shared anything that could hurt me,” but have you now thought it out completely? It does not have to be just insulting images or unorthodox attitudes that can be used against us. What if you get sick from work, but in the evening, you’re really fresh enough to dine with a friend, and she decides to share a photo of the food on Instagram, and then she tags yourself in the right way, as she usually does.

But what if the image shows up on your colleague’s screen, and she asks the boss if you weren’t really sick? So it suddenly looks like your sick report was not sincere. It can also be something as simple as you stand next to your car on a resting place, with a beer in your hand. Does that mean you drink while driving? Maybe it’s not even you who have run or are going to run, but you cannot see it in the picture, and immediately it can be interpreted incorrectly. It can cause you problems with future Jobsøgninger and perhaps also with the insurance company.

This can have consequences – in several ways

In addition to the fact that you utter of course can have consequences for you, it can you choose to share further actually also end really wrong. There have been many divided opinions, relating to whether it was too hard to aim the many young people, but whatever it is at least a wake up call that one should be careful about what you do on the Web. One’s criminal record is stained, and there are certain jobs that cannot be given for a number of years after the verdict. That is why we should take care of what we share on social media – both what we are talking about ourselves, but also about others.

You shouldn’t share on social media

There are a number of things we should not share on social media, which we probably do not think about when it comes down to the crunch. Well, we all know that we shouldn’t write social Security numbers and other private information publicly, but did you know you shouldn’t share your holiday photos until you return home?
That is really true.

You’ve learned to use Facebook and share your photos, but the good old-fashioned burglars have also learned it. If you share your fine holiday photos from Crete, the thieves can figure out that you are not at home. And even though you may not have your address on Facebook, you may have your full name or phone number, so it only takes a trip on crashes, so the thieves are on their way to your fine residential neighborhood. Of course, it shouldn’t stop you from showing off pictures of your tanned legs at the pool, but wait until you have returned home.

Of course we have freedom of expression here in the US, and as such do not put a lid on your emotions, but think before you post your positions publicly. There are several examples of the misstorms in which an offhand remark, ironic commentary or harmless joke, has been perceived completely wrong, and in the worst cases, the persons in question have lost both jobs, friends, homes and good repute.

Now we are not so strict in the US, but certain sexual, religious and political attitudes can end up buckling for you if you are looking for a job abroad. So, plan your mind before sending hateful posts to various policy makers.

Anna Jensen

Since Anna was able to write, she's been filling pages with words of all sorts. From romantic novels, to thrilling crimebooks, she's written it all. Her professional carreer as a copywriter also means she's been researching and writing about a variety of business related topics.