More and more people are putting their own personal social
profiles online now. Whether you are looking for romance, trying to re-connect
with old friends, are staying in touch with family or are using a social
networking site to find employment – there are a few simple things that you
should keep in mind before posting your social profile online.
First, make sure you don’t put too much information on your profile. You don’t
need to list you address, phone number or other information that identifies
your location or that would make it easier for someone to locate you offline.
Keep personal details in online profiles to a minimum.
Don’t list information on your social profile that would make it easy for
someone to steal your identity or access your financial information or
accounts. You should never use your full name and full date of birth on any
online profile, unless the information is kept restricted only to people that
you choose to give the information to.
A very common mistake people make with posting their social profiles online is
to use old pictures or to not be truthful about themselves in descriptions. Be
real. False information or lack of information can be just as much of a problem
online as too much information can.
Using caution and a little bit of common sense, there are many great reasons to
have your social profile posted online – you can find new friends, re-connect
with old friends, stay in touch with family and you can even find a new job or
network in your existing industry.