Things you Shouldn't Put in your Social Networking Profile
Social networking websites have increased in popularity over the past couple of years. They have become so popular because they easily allow you to find, connect with, and develop friendships with other internet users, in particular ones that share the same interests as you. To find those individuals, you must join a social networking website and create a profile. Your social networking profile is the key to making and finding friends online.
This is because, in most cases, internet users are looking to chat with someone who has the same goals, views and interests as they do. If you didn't have a personal profile, it would be very difficult to tell what your interests are. That is why social networking profiles are necessary.
So what should you include in your profile page? It has been said that photographs produce the best responses, as well as detailed personal information. While a picture and detailed personal information may help to increase your page views, you may be getting views that you do not necessarily want. Despite what you may believe, most social networking websites do not have restrictions on who can view your personal profile. In fact, internet users, even those that do not belong to your online community, can easily look at your profile.
Since literally anybody, can look at your social networking profile on most social networking websites, you need to be very careful. This means that as well as focusing on what you should put in your online profile, you should also be focusing on what not to put. This is one the best ways to protect your safety, both online and offline.
If you are interested in positing a photo of yourself in your online profile you can do so, but you are advised to carefully choose that picture. While you will want to look your best, you are advised against posting a picture that is too revealing or seductive in nature. Most internet users can look at these types of pictures without feeling a thing, but for others these types of pictures spell danger.
If you have made the decision to post a picture of yourself in your social networking website profile, you need to be very cautious about the rest of the information that you post. Although you may not necessarily think about it, a picture is just a picture, but combined with your name and address, it could be a deadly combination. You are advised to only post your first name in your profile. This will make it more difficult for anyone to try and contact you off of the internet.
A large number of online social networking sites require that you select a city, as well as a state. If it is allowed, you may only decide to list only your state and not the city. If you are required to list the city and the state that you live in, you may want to think about using a nearby city or town, especially if you live in a small town. If an internet predator wanted to contact you and you lived in a small town, it could be very easy for them to find you.
As well as the above precautionary measures, you should not post detailed information on your children, the location of your home, your income, or when you will be leaving for vacation. As long as you keep these points in mind and be cautious, you should be able to enjoy online social networking without having to worry.
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