I recently came across a good article describing social networks such as Facebook, Google+, Myspace, and Twitter. It covers these Internet computer applications by describing their functions and specialty uses; what a social network is; shared hyperlinks, personal information sharing, adding friends, and the following basic safety tips for using them:
“3 basic tips for using social networks:
- What you publish on social networks is nearly impossible to take back or delete.
- Be cautious about using social networks along with work. Whether it’s adding colleagues to your list of friends, sharing information about work or using social networks while at work – all of these are risky actions.
- If you share any information about your family or close friends, be sure it can’t hurt them or be abused by someone else. Don’t let them become victims of your carelessness.
I recommend adherence to these tips and add that you should avoid using personally identifiable information on your profile pages to help protect you from identity theft. See Target: Social Networking Sites for more information on social networking threat issues.
Reference: PCRX.com article
Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.
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