Interesting infographic on how banking trends are going to change
Are you sharing too much on Facebook?
This a question every Facebook user should be asking themselves.
I had to start using Facebook because the only emails in my inbox were from spammers or billers. The daily jokes or other emails from my friends had stopped. Facebook has become an integral part of our lives. Although it is a great tool for staying in touch with friends and family it has its own quirks, which, I realized after experimenting with the social network for a few months. The results of my experiment enabled me to start using Facebook intelligently.
One thing you have to realize is that you are merely a “product’ to Facebook Inc. Why is that so? All the information you provide about yourself to Facebook is used by them for marketing purposes. Let’s examine the nuggets of information you provide to Facebook Inc.:
We all have friends, but only a select few know all the above, and more about us. Providing this info to Facebook and not controlling who see’s this info is like putting a bill board in your front yard with all this information on it. How easy would it be for someone to impersonate you? I would think very!
Facebook uses this information for advertising purposes, how? When a product or brand wants to target a specific group of people they can create an ad via Facebook tools, in which they target the ads using all or some of the attributes you have provided to Facebook when creating the profile. This is why Facebook keeps on prompting for missing information from your profile, some of us give in and provide the requested information.
If you are not after shopping and deals, and just on Facebook to sync up with friends and family, do the following, otherwise go crazy and share your guts out.
Finding employment has always been a challenge. In the past your education was enough to land you a good opportunity. These days along with good education one also has to know the right people and have a level of engagement on social media. Following are common sites:
Besides these sites one also has to ensure enough exposure via job hunting sites like:
All of the above sites do not ask the user for registration fees, as the employer who has posted on these sites pays the particular site if they are able to employ a suitable candidate through them. If a site is asking for registration fees, please do not register with them and avoid such sites altogether.
Privacy & Data Protection
When someone offers you a job, they should be asking you about your education and work experience only. They do not need to know any other details. This age we are currently now in, is all about data, everyone is after your personal information. Any site that offers you free registration where you provide as much information about yourself as possible in exchange for a certain service, you are a product in their eyes. One has to ensure that you keep following pieces of information to your heart and not share with anyone else, if they do ask for it, politely as why do they need to collect it:
If someone has all this info on you then they can easily impersonate you, and it will be a very difficult task to get yourself out of that mess, it could take years and un-necessary tension.
Ensure you are using all the available tools on the internet and via your social network to look for employment ensuring that you share information necessary to land a job.
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