As a professional blogger, I understand the importance of privacy, especially since will all live in a world of smartphones and Facebook. Unfortunately, not all people are aware how social media can be a dangerous place to store your private information. Nowadays, everything has become transparent, I personally don’t have a problem with that, but at some point, you need to draw the line and set up some boundaries. There are just some things that should stay private. In this blog post, I am going to discuss privacy and how you can protect your personal information.
Many social media users like to share pictures from their trips. In some way, this can be an interesting way to tell your friends about the places you have visited. But, what happens if someone abuses your personal information, especially if you have posted photos of your children. Luckily, nowadays, many social media have found the way to help you limit the flow of information. You now have an option, to publish posts only your friends can see. But, it’s up to you if you are going to use it. I strongly advise you to utilize this option because the safety of you and your family is one of the most important things.
Even though Facebook promotes a rigorous measure against an invasion of privacy, you can never be safe enough. Reflect on the list of friend you have on this social network and how well do you know them. We have many examples where people accept “friends” without even knowing them. This is a reckless and very dangerous decision because you don’t know who is behind those accounts. They might just be spying you to get more information about you, for example, who is your family, where do you travel, where do you live? Next time you accept someone as a friend on any social media, think about these things.
If you own a personal social media account and you have no interest promoting your business or blog, I suggest you to lock your posts and your account. This is the safest way to protect yourself. For example, if you are traveling to some remote destination, someone who became friend with you for a particular purpose, can see your posts, know where you are, and rob your house.