Stupidities That You Should Avoid While Using Facebook

Usama Rehan
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Have you heard about Facebook? I know it’s a stupid question because anyone who has internet connection must have used Facebook or at least have heard about it. But while using Facebook, we often commit certain kind of stupidities that proves us a fool.

Facebook no doubt, is the best way to share your thoughts and ideas, remain connected with friends and relatives, but this connectivity sometimes becomes the reason of embarrassment. Facebook is like an anonymous world where everyone is unknown to each other except friends and family members. So, to take advantage of this anonymity, some people use negative activities to just promote their thoughts, ideas or whatever they want and because of lack of awareness some of us easily become their prey and then face embarrassment.

Sometimes we our self, commit such foolish and idiotic acts that are pure form of awkwardness. Below are some stupidities that we should avoid while using Facebook.

Facebook Is Free and Will Always Be Free

It has been observed that some culprits, by representing themselves as Facebook employee, demand money in order to continue using Facebook by posting warning messages and by other methods, targeting specific user profiles.

So, make it solid clear in your mind that Facebook is totally free to use. Facebook never charge its users. The only source of income for Facebook is advertisements that are shown on the website. So, whenever you encounter such type of message, just let it go.

Facebook ads or advertisements

Facebook Is Not a Welfare Organization

Most of you must have seen messages saying that “This child is suffering from cancer. Facebook will donate 1$ to this child for each like.” So, remember Facebook is not a welfare organization. This is just a trick to increase the visitors of Facebook page.

So, don’t waste your precious time by liking and sharing such type of messages and photos.

Facebook donate hoax

Sharing Doesn’t Mean To Fill Out Your Pockets

Few months ago, I came across a picture of Bill Gates holding a card which says that Bill Gates will give $5000 to anyone who will share this photo and I was shocked and laughing at the same time that almost 50,000 people have already shared that photo and might be waiting for the money. Bill gates will become the poorest person on earth if he starts such campaigns.

This is

only one example. There are many other cases in which money is offered for just sharing the message. These types of messages are not more than just a hoax. A famous saying “Think Before Speak” has been changed to “Think Before Like and Share”.

facebook sharing hoax

 

Annoying Game Invites

Playing games on Facebook is a latest trend and it is not a bad activity either. Even I play games on Facebook but sending unnecessary invites to your friends is like force someone to have a shower in a cold night.

Sending game invites to your friends annoys them and it could end the relation with your friends. This can cause your friends to un-friend you from their friends list. So, avoid unnecessary game invitations and try to send only them who are very close to you or who also play the same game on Facebook.

facebook game invite meme

Don’t Believe in Everything

There are millions of photos and messages posted on Facebook every day and not all of them are factual. So, don’t believe on every picture and message and make sure to confirm their originality before sharing.

For example, if you a see a health tip posted by someone on Facebook, so don’t even think to implement it before verifying it by an expert.

Similarly, people often post pictures and write captions which have relation no with the picture. But because of lack of awareness, users believe on those pictures and start writing comment and sharing with their friends.

Beware of Malware

Malware can be in form of pictures or videos on Facebook. Malware always seems to be interesting because if it is not then it is not malware. Malware often contains stories and visuals that are far from reality and boost curiosity and when you click on one, the rest will be done by malware.

The story automatically shared with your friends and if clicked by one of your friend then it will reach further to your friend’s friends and the chain continues.

Facebook malware

In a Nut Shell

The conclusion is that we cannot blame Facebook for these nonconstructive activities. Facebook was developed as a social network and to provide opportunity to remain connected with friends and relatives, to share our ideas and thoughts. But negativity is everywhere. Everyone who uses Facebook must have awareness about every positive and negative aspect of Facebook and utilize the biggest social network accordingly. 

Comments

  1. Nice and somewhat out of leagues article..
    Thing that irritate me while using facebook is “people tag me in the useless photos”, and the other one is “sharing game”, they came with a pity photo of some and ask to share and people will be blessed.
    i don’t know why peoples are obsessed with that..

  2. Jorjette Celestine says:

    I got too many games invites , people act like crazy on facebook. There are many articles like yours, telling people almost the same things, but they don’t want to listen, like they don’t hear us. Many of them still believe that a share can help a life and so on…I ignore these kind of people from my friends list..


  3. Twitter:
    Ya truly one thing that is always happens with me is the unnecessary requests of the games and, of liking a group.It irritate me allot .
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  4. Twitter:
    Yup, very true and to the point!
    Thank you so much for this, I hope that many more people read your post so that these misconceptions fade away.
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  5. Twitter:
    Four years before itself I came out of Facebook. and I’m safe now.
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  6. Twitter:
    very true of a fact out there:
    Facebook Is Not a Welfare Organization. Still, many of us just waste our time in liking or commenting in the useless posts regarding that.
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  7. Twitter:
    Totally Agreed, I am myself THREE MUCH annoyed from these game invites, sometimes my friends didn’t even sent it themselves but it shows an invite from their account.
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  8. I hate when people put me in groups that I don’t want to enter. Also, you are perfectly right about these online gaming invitations. Online gaming is fun but talk about DOTA or COD4. Not some stupid Facebook farmville games. Nice post

  9. LOL!I love your post! It was so annoying people fall for these craps on Facebook. Will surely post this article on Facebook:)


  10. Twitter:
    Every day I encounter this kind of stuff, unbelievable how some people think, some people may get fooled by these pics.

    Best regards from I. C. Daniel
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  11. Twitter:
    Hi Usama,

    Really useful points, I think most of the users are aware of such craps on Facebook. But still there are number of innocent people out there who really don’t know how spammer and hackers can take advantage of their like, share or clicks.
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  12. Twitter:
    I have also faced such type of Jokes…..I must share those things which are genuine and has actual beneficial purpose not for those which are only scattered to generate fake like and page or profile popularity.

    Your descriptions are really helpful..thanks.
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  13. Twitter:
    I hate the sharing stuff. People are just so stupid!
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  14. Twitter:
    Absolutely, I hate this sharing posts and tagging plus unwanted game requests every time.
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  15. Twitter:
    Some fake id also in Facebook and that’s are really a bad side of Facebook.
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  16. Twitter:
    Not only on Facebook, but you can find spamming or “trickery” on any social media network. Choosing to ignor, block, or report the stupidity is your best defense against this. Thanks for sharing this information.
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  17. Twitter:
    Great article about Facebook. I also did a very simple experiment using a fake Facebook account. My idea is to get 5000 friends (the maximum number of Facebook’s friends you can make) in a very short time. I ended up with 5000 friends within only 2 months. The key is to make the account looks real and, more important, display a very cute girl’s photos to attract people. Every time I make a link, status, checkin, upload a photo, there were so many comments/likes come. Facebook should concern about fake accounts, because people (like me) use it as a way to boost their product’s selling, or simply to make a fraud.
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  18. Serioously How people fall for these type of things?, Many people in fact loose their accounts. And Game invites annoys me the most. But now we can block apps, so its pretty less annoying now days.


  19. Twitter:
    Hey Rehman,
    Nice post and I really enjoyed this post while reading. Game invitation and group notifications are really very irritating things. Thanks for sharing this post. I really hate these type of sharing things but I think now it becomes a part of Facebook and without it Facebook is incomplete.
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  20. Leon Bailey says:

    I honestly utterly despise those “Facebook Is Not a Welfare Organization ads.” Great read! :)


  21. Twitter:
    This is really a good article for me.

  22. Great article .. i guess the first one that ”Facebook is free” is the most important in your article..
    Because we’ve all seen some fake guys pretending to be employees or something..

    Anyways you didnt mention guys saying ” share this message or you will have bad luck for your next 10 years of your life” hehe ;)

    Cheeeers and i wish you best of luck and im waiting more of these posts!
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  23. Twitter:
    This article is really helpful to me very very much.Happy to read.
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  24. Twitter:
    Despite the fact that I rarely use Facebook or update my status, I get weekly invites from friends to play some game or other. It is annoying. They also share things that makes me shake my head at their gullibility.

    These are the same type of ‘friends’ who don’t deserve your proper email address as they will give it up to anyone for a free gift or lunch.
    Pasha OConnor recently posted..Facebook adds support for clickable hashtagsMy Profile


  25. Twitter:
    Yeah the most annoying thing is when i get 100′s of invites to try games from my friend.
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  26. Twitter:
    Your Post is awesome, you have mentioned each and every scam of Facebook but still people trapped like a fool, they should understand this by sharing how someone can get help from Facebook, Innocent people who don’t know much about Facebook always get trapped in such scams!

    Nice Post!
    Nishant Srivastava recently posted..How to Beat Facebook Addiction in Easy WaysMy Profile


  27. Twitter:
    Yes you are right Rehan. Some people use Facebook for social activities (welfare activities) but we don’t know whether that activity is true or not. Also we can find too much phising links on Facebook.
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  28. Thanks usama for sharing a great information about facebook.. I appreciate your thinking

  29. “Facebook Is Not a Welfare Organization ads.” I can’t agree more! It’s really annoying

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