Have you noticed a resurgence of posts asking firends to change THEIR privacy settings (or check and uncheck certain boxes in their settings) to somehow keep YOUR information “more” private? Well, it's a hoax.

Here's the latest one I saw today: http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/graphapp.asp


People tend to jump on bandwagons but don't let your business get caught up in anything that can make it look bad or misinformed. Here's a couple ways to protect yourself:

1. Check snopes.com to see if the task is a hoax or if it is genuine.

2. Cut and paste the text into google to see if there are any articles online from experts about it. Chances are, someone has already taken the time to address the issue. Read up on something before posting about it – if it is genuine, then go ahead and share and leave a link to the article or snopes.com page to show that you did your homework and checked things out.

Your customers will appreciate your business and you for being respectful of their time by not posting hoaxes and other internet nonsense to your social media accounts.

Jennifer Priest Jan 2012







Happy Marketing, Friends!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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One thought on “Avoid the Hoax Bandwagon – Research Before You Post

  1. Thank you for this! Those Facebook hoaxes are infuriating, especially when you see friends who are otherwise intelligent passing along bad information.

    Posted on May 21, 2013 at 5:28 am