In this day and age it’s hard to imagine life without the internet; it is such an essential part of day to day life with regards to networking and business transactions. With the advent of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, people have become accustomed to having their lives spread out through cyberspace for all the world to see. Most people don’t think twice about posting personal information about themselves or others.
Having social network sites in our lives has definitely brought people together but it also has the potential to tear us all apart. With the ability to expose your deepest darkest secrets at the click of a button, there are a lot of pitfalls a person can fall through. Here are a few tips on how to play it safe when sharing your life online.
Keep your private life private
If you’re in a relationship, or even if you’re not, sharing things about your private life can take you down a very dangerous path. There are all sorts of people out there who are prepared to use your own personal information against you. Stalkers are sometimes known to take advantage of the things that people post online, so always be careful. For more tips on how to keep your private life private, simply email me your name, address, telephone number and credit card details.
Don’t share boring events
No one wants to read about how many teaspoons of sugar you have in your tea or what you ate for lunch, unless of course it’s something truly exceptional. Don’t fall into the trap of sharing all the minutiae of day to day life. Try and keep it interesting.
Vague-booking is when someone posts a vague comment on Facebook in order to prompt others to ask what they’re talking about. This type of attention seeking has become transparent in recent years and is very annoying. Don’t do it, it’s like when… Actually never mind, I’m not in the mood.
Be nice and sensible
People feel safe and secure when they’re sitting at home in front of their computers. They sometimes feel like they can say anything they like online and get away with it. There seems to be a barrier between them and the rest of the world, in the form of a computer screen. This sometimes gives them the confidence to be rash and aggressive. Please think twice before posting nasty comments online. The real world will catch up with you.