In writing this paper, I argue that social collects personal data more than users can perceive. As such, absolute privacy cannot be guaranteed as posts are often never fully deleted. Secondly, I argue that contrary to the belief of many users, social media is public rather than private. Thirdly I argue that posting sensitive information online could lead to unforeseen consequences to the user. Posting such information, may, for instance, be used by criminals to commit offenses including robbery.