Why? That’s why I am giving you 3 solid reasons here, hope these will clear all your doubts!
I had already touched the issue in my previous article, but here I will give you 3 solid reasons from practical aspect, which will help you to understand why you should be concerned about the sanity of your Facebook Timeline.
If you have already read my previous post, then you must have got some idea of why is it so vital. Now after reading this article your idea will be clearer.
So why is it? Means Why am I telling this? Is there any clear reason behind that? Your mind is constantly asking you these questions, right?
Don’t worry, as I have mentioned, I am going to give you 3 reasons with in-depth analysis.
Now let’s check out the reasons!
1. To maintain your image in front of everyone!
Consider it or not, it’s one vital issue. Our image carries an important role in every aspect of our life, that may be personal or professional.
Now more or less everyone in the world is connected with his/ her friends, relatives, colleagues & even closer ones via Facebook.
So everyone should maintain a level of decency, otherwise it can create a really bad impact in front of everyone, beyond every relational boundaries.
Suppose one day after logging into your Facebook account you found that, someone from your connection has shared something really obscene in your Timeline.
& most of the people has already seen the update, when it came to your notice. So what will you do? Now can you imagine, how badly your image will get impacted due to this.
Now you will say, why should I be responsible for someone else’s work. Not completely, but you have some responsibilities too.
If in your Facebook Timeline someone posts any obscene content, then it’s your responsibility too.
Because it means, you have given everyone the permission to post anything in your timeline or tag you with anything, without your concern.
So in this situation, if you play a bit cautiously like, from “Timeline and Tagging Settings” of Facebook if you configure it in such a way that, when anyone will try to post something in your timeline, if that person is not authorised, he/ she will never be able to post anything.
Even for tagging also, you can enable the review feature for reviewing, before anything becomes visible in your Facebook Timeline.
So these are very small things, which can save you from big problems.
2. To give everyone a Great Experience!
The next reason is associated with giving a good experience (overall) to everyone. How?
Let’s say you are a digital marketer, so from your activity, posts, comments, shares etc. people should get a clear idea or at least a glimpse of what you do actually.
Now, you may ask shall I not have any fun? Obviously, you should have because without fun there is no meaning of doing anything.
But in the name of fun or amusement, if anyone posts some really offensive content on your Timeline, that’s not tolerable from any aspect.
Now think, if your Timeline is full of different kind of junk or obtrusive content then how will be someone’s experience after visiting there.
Do you think your name or image will be out of this problem? Never, it can create a bigger impact on your overall Image. Here is an example.
Let’s say you are going to join in a new company and the HR of that company has decided to visit your Facebook account to find out how you are basically as a normal person.
Now if your timeline is full of all kind obscene & irritating stuff, then how that HR’s perception will be for you? Just forget about all professional tantrums, how will it be if your newly met girlfriend see all these.
What will be the first impression of yours? With everybody else’s experience your overall image is also related.
3. It’s for your defense!
Now let’s come to another vital reason, which is your self-defence. You must be thinking, image & user experience related points are quite valid but what about self-defence?
How can this (having meaningless/ obscene stuff on your Facebook Timeline) be associated with security of yours & your profile? Think a bit deeper, you will definitely find the link.
Ok I am telling you. As you have no restriction set on your Facebook Timeline and Tagging settings, so anybody can share anything on your timeline or tag you with any post.
let’s say, someone from your friend list has shared something which is totally offensive for masses, even it can create a bad impact on our society too and in that post, he has tagged you.
But you don’t support that matter from any aspect.
But people will not take it this way because, when you are letting anyone freely tag you on any matter and share in your timeline, it clearly signifies that you indirectly support that.
For this kind of activity you may have to face a tremendous criticism or objection from every corner of the society.
So, now tell me if you can manage the “Timeline & Tagging Settings” of Facebook a bit cautiously then ultimately it will help you to defend yourself from this kind of unwanted situations.
After reading all 3 reasons, I think you have understood that why I was telling you to maintain the sanity of your Facebook Timeline.