The freedom to share instantly is one of the many reasons social media is popular, especially among younger generations. However, as our parents instructed, you should never air your dirty laundry in public. Well, in todayâs world, you donât want to cause your digital demise by tweeting or Facebook messaging something too personal.
According to Consumer Reportsâ âState of the Netâ findings, 52% of social network users have posted risky information online in the past year. In addition, security software company McAfee reported that only 20% of teens use privacy settings that ensure their profile is only viewable by friends.
Mashable suggests five ways to prevent oversharing:
Save the details for friends
Is what youâre about to share on social media something youâd disclose to your inner circle of friends? If so, you donât need to hit send on that message. Instead, send a text to a friend or hold off until you can arrange a face-to-face conversation with a friend.
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