What information to share and not share online

Sharing is an everyday occurrence online. People all over the world share whether it is a tweet, photo, video songs and many more. But there is a problem. Nowadays, too much information is being shared online which could arise a problem. Information that can be shared online:

  1. Youtube videos reviewing products
  2. An audio recording of your online videos and put them on your website or blog.
  3. Slide share presentations
  4. Graphs
  5. Infographics
  6. Webinars
  7. Music
  8. Text format of your video blog posts
  9. Microsoft Office Documents
  10. PowerPoint presentations documents
  11. Newsletters
  12. Press releases about your brand
  13. News items about your company
  14. Share your humor. Mix up your lousy content with some funny photos articles and even with cartoons and many more.

The information that cannot be shared online are:

  1. Your current location

Firstly, never share your place online. When the user sends their position online, the user is putting themselves at risk. Many people are not aware that status or tweet may also expose their location on social media. So, always make sure that your privacy and location services are set up correctly.

  1. Confidential information about your identity

Secondly, never share personal information online. Personal details like full name, phone number, address, can all be used by potential identity thieves. Also, don’t share this information about family members too. So, don’t make it easy for the identity thieves by posting for the world to see.

  1. Financial information

The information like account numbers, loans, and credit card information should not be revealed. It is generally safe to use online banking and make purchases with credit cards on reputable sites.

  1. Passwords

Some people are stupid enough to share their passwords. The user needs to be careful about any information even if they share their passwords with others. Make sure that you have a different password for each networking site. If one password is stolen, then other of the accounts will still be safe.

  1. Embarrassing statuses and photos you would not want to be shared with your family or employer

Remember that anything you share has the potential to be leaked in some manner. So, before you post online, ask yourself, “Would I want my Mom or Boss to see this?”. If the answer is No, then don’t post it. Generally, your instincts are correct. Always make sure that you are protecting your online reputation. Never share inappropriate information online.

  1. Private issues

Private and personal matters should never be shared online. If you are not comfortable with sharing the problem with your family and friends, never share it online. #StaySafeOnline


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