Social Networking—Keep Safe by Keeping Cautious

Social networking sites are addictively fun. Most of us are comfortable using at least one, if not a few, to keep in touch with friends both near and far, to update followers on our daily happenings, and to generally pass the time with new photos, statuses, and posts from others enjoying the web. Yet, with this wealth of information about our “friends”—many people with access to our accounts are not actual real life acquaintances but friends of friends or legitimate strangers, privacy issues and security concerns are highly relevant. Be sure to be to cautious in how much and what types of information you share on sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, and the infinite variety of others. Here are some tips for staying safe while staying social: