Social Networks: The Scoop

Plastic Social Media ButtonI 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:

  1. What you publish on social networks is nearly impossible to take back or delete.
  2. 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.
  3. 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: article

Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.

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