If you didn’t know, now you know!
With all the talk of potential employers wanting access to possible employee’s social media sites, I’d say, “I’ve got this game down!” O.K….O.K… not complete access, but if, I need to calm my mother’s intuition, I’d do my own social media background check. Wanna know how? Let me tell you.
Me: Who you’re going to take on prom?
Daughter:I’m thinking about going with Jack. (Name changed to protect the
Me: Jack who?
Daughter: Jack UpthaHill
(begins background check)
Background Check Steps:
1.Search Jack UpthaHill on FaceBook
2.More than likely you and Jack, have your daughter in common as friends.
Note: Jack’s name may be slightly different than what your daughter told you. It may be Jack SwaggerlikeChrisBrown UpthaHill. I know the Chris Brown in the middle name may scare the hell out of you and it’ll scare the hell out of me too, but we’ll have to deal with that later.
3.Select name.(crossing fingers that no privacy settings are on Jack’s account)
4.Lurk, Mama, Lurk! Check him out! Wait!!!!DO NOT! I repeat, DO NOT! Request Jack to become your friend. You will blow your cover and every other mother hip on game! However, feel free to check his photos, status updates etc. Hey, he left them open without any privacy protection 😉 so, work the system, Ma!
There you have it in 4 easy steps.
Disclosure: This Facebook background check does not replace the actual meeting and stare down of the potential boyfriend. This is only to give you a feel of who your dealing with. Oh, and if you’re daughter or son has abandoned Facebook for Twitter? You’ve got more work to do!