Do We Share Too Much Information On Social Networks?

It’s easy to forget sometimes how much time we spend plugged into various social networks. It’s also easy to forget how easily we can share too much information on networks like Facebook and Twitter, and how that information can come back to hurt us in the future.

Some of the dangers associated with sharing too much information include identity theft and the chance of damaging your professional reputation. While first looking at these dangers in a little more depth, it’s possible to think through some of the ways in which you can protect yourself online.

The clearest problem associated with being on social networks is that many people forget who is allowed to see their information. You may have added people several years ago that you only knew briefly, and they might have friends that can still see your information.