NCSAM 2014 Week 3 – How To Protect Your Reputation (Online

NCSAM WEEK 3

SOCIAL MEDIA BEST PRACTICES – HOW TO PROTECT YOUR REPUTATION

Social media is now the most popular way to see and be seen on the Internet. From Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest and beyond, there are dozens of ways to connect with people around the globe, but social media should be used carefully and cautiously.

FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES WILL HELP PROTECT YOUR REPUTATION, BOTH ONLINE AND OFFLINE.

  1. Don’t reveal too much information about yourself. Consider the fact that unless you change your privacy settings, anyone can see your information. Don’t put anything out there you wouldn’t share with a complete stranger.
  2. Be sure to check into the various privacy settings of your social media sites and make changes so you feel comfortable with who sees your information.
  3. Realize that applications that run on social media sites could send information about you to third-party entities.
  4. Be wary of scams, including fake accounts and advertisements that are designed to capture your personal information.
  5. Realize that anything you put out on social media is out there for good. Think, take a deep breath, or count to ten before posting in anger.
  6. Realize that your social media presence can affect your ability to be hired for a job. Over 70% of job recruiters have rejected candidates based on information found online, usually on social media sites.
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