We regularly hear stories of people losing their jobs due to things they’ve posted on Facebook or of relationships that have been broken up due to their public Facebook activity. Facebook can be a great supplement to your existing relationships but if used incorrectly it can be devastating. People post information that they don’t expect to become public but within a short period of time, most information becomes revealed and the users learn their lesson. We’ve compiled 10 signs that you’re a Facebook Noob. If you don’t know what the term “Noob” means, check out the Urban Dictionary’s definition.
1. You Post Drunk Party Photos From Last Night
This is seriously the number one offense of a Facebook noob. In college it was a regular occurrence: you’d go out to a party and the next morning there would be photos of you from the previous night. In college it doesn’t really matter because it’s typically only your friends that end up seeing the photos but by the time you step into the “real world”, drunken photos can cost you your job. Seriously there is no longer an excuse for this to happen anymore.
If you happen to get tagged and some of your friends see, just quickly untag yourself and you should be good to go. Alternatively, step up your Facebook game and follow our short Facebook privacy guide to make sure it never happens!
2. You’ve Friended Your Child On Facebook
So this isn’t exactly a Facebook offense but it’s a good sign that you’ve most likely joined the site recently. Over the past few months one of the fastest growing demographics is women over 60 and while it’s not just mothers that are joining, they are joining at an amazing pace. To the new Facebook parents I say: welcome! It’s not necessarily a bad thing to be a Facebook Noob but knowing that you are one is the first step toward becoming an expert!
3. You Publicly Flirt With Your Significant Other’s Friends On Facebook
It’s one thing to try to steal your friend’s significant other but it’s a whole other thing to do it publicly. We all know that cheating takes place but do you really want to do that publicly? If you are posting romantic comments on your friend’s significant other’s wall you may want to question your own moral compass.
Whether or not cheating takes place, you are serious decreasing your social value by publicly interfering with your friends’ relationships. If the person who’s in the relationship is the one doing the public flirting then the situation just got a bit more complex. If you are using Facebook as a tool to get dates, fine, but don’t go around destroying relationships with your Facebook activities.
4. You Keep Inviting Your Friends To Your Latest Quiz
When Facebook launched their redesign applications started popping up in the feed on a regular basis. There is now a plethora of quiz applications that have begun to spam the feed. Yes, the quizzes can be fun to take but is it really necessary to take 10 of them in a day and let all of your friends know every single result? Whether you are inviting your friends to take the quizzes or posting the results to your feed, it can get pretty annoying if you do it regularly.
5. You’ve Posted Photos Of Yourself That Can Be Used Against You In A Court Of Law
I once had a person apply to work for me and his profile photos included a photo of himself smoking a joint and chugging directly from a bottle of whiskey. Granted, he was in college and was apparently enjoying partying but it’s probably not a good idea to post things that can get you arrested. If you are in high school and posing with an arsenal of guns, you may raise some red flags with your peers and potentially with the local authorities.