21 Aug 2020

The Danger Of Putting So Much Of Personal Information On Social Media

Social media ->

Are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. The variety of stand-alone and built-in social media services currently available introduces challenges of definition however, there are some common features

  1. Social media are interactive Web 2.0 internet -based applications.
  • User-generated content such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions, is the lifeblood of social media.
  • Users create service-specific profiles for the website or app that are designed and maintained by the social media organization.

The Danger is->

Many of us use social networks to share moments in our lives, our opinions, exciting trips and adventures, or just a night out with friends, but we often do so without fully understanding the consequences of sharing “Too Much Information” (TMI). Here are a few things to consider before you upload your next post.

  • Private posts – Private postings can often easily be made public. Additionally, any recipient of your post can take action to copy your content and trigger “viral” spreading thanks to the speed and power of Internet sharing.
  • Sharing locations and sensitive info – Some information should not be posted. Some information, such as health, financial and other highly personal information, is almost always sensitive. Also, posting your own location and even the location of people you know can be a dangerous practice for victims of harassment or stalking, burglary or people with other privacy concerns.
  • Spear phishing – Some information may lead to “spear phishing.” You may share information about yourself that may not seem to be sensitive (e.g., birthday, job title, education, names of friends and relatives, likes and dislikes, or favorite charities), but they can manage to get your personals from them only.
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  • Legal information– Protect all confidential, copyrighted and proprietary information that you have access to as part of your employment at Penn. For example, never share confidential student data (e.g., grades), patient data (e.g., health information), employee data (e.g., performance information), Social Security numbers or other personal data via your personal social media sites.

I hope my words will help you , in last I just want to say that take care and a careful check on what so ever you are posting in social media , Because now a days we have to be a bit attentive and updated , Thank you.