Yesterday, GrowMap blogged on What NOT to Tweet on Twitter, and when I first saw the post’s title (in Ann Smarty’s ReTweet) I thought the post was going to be on something else — namely, on things not to tweet for security or reputation management reasons. While I enjoyed that GrowMap’s post regardless, it also gave me an idea for this list. So here they are (in no particular order):
10 Things Not to Share on Social Media
- Birth dates (and places) for yourself, your spouse, your children
- Your mother’s maiden name
- Your home address (neither entire, nor any parts of it)
- Detailed pictures of your home
- Details (dates/time) of your vacations or trips away from home
- Pictures/scans of your government issued documents
- Your home or mobile phone number(s)
- Any information that may be used to retrieve/guess your password(s)
- Your weaknesses, fears, insecurities, or anything that may be perceived as such
- Work-related complaints (if you’re working for somebody)
In a nutshell, never tweet or share anything that may be used against you or your family — to compromise your identity and/or your reputation.
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