Summer is here. Finally!
The perfect time of year to gather up your good friends, enjoy laughter under the hot sun with a cold drink in-hand.
And of course, in today’s world, it just wouldn’t be an outing unless a few of the day’s moments were captured and posted online.
But this is all harmless activity, right?
Well, it depends…
Perception is everything. A harmless photo of simply enjoying LIFE could easily be taken out of context if viewed by the “wrong” person… The same holds true for those of us who like to voice our beliefs online. Wouldn’t you have peace of mind if you knew without a doubt that ONLY those who you carefully selected to be “friends” with are able to see your pictures and read your heartfelt posts?
Social media is without a doubt great for connecting with friends and to network professionally, but too many people still fail to manage their online profiles. This can lead to various consequences – from identity theft and stalking to enabling one’s employer, for example, to see way more than what they should.
It’s imperative that you protect your professional image and use high security settings to ensure that only approved friends are seeing your information.
Do yourself a favor and before you enjoy this weekend’s holiday activities, please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to make social media accounts private. You’ll be so glad you did!