Social Media Family – How much of your personal information is available on-line for any passer by to see? It seems that every app on your smartphone wants you to integrate it with your Facebook or Twitter account. In fact, there are apps out there that don’t allow for another type of account creation.
I do admit that while integrating some of your smartphone apps with Facebook certainly does improve the user experience (such as with QuizUp for example), I am careful of allowing that level of integration with every app.
So just how much information is available on-line? Jack Vale has a look.
Social Media Family – Mining Your Information
The following video was an experiment done by Jack Vale. The reactions of most people were rather amusing… except for that one guy who threatened to call the cops. But his goes to show that we as users and consumers of the Internet need to be more responsible on the Internet. There are people out there that want to steal your information. If we make it easy for them to get that info, we expose ourselves to all sorts of bad karma!
I always find it funny how some people who are particularly careful with regards to their Social Media usage, get left hooked by a family member. The case of Michael Dell’s daughter having to close her Twitter account comes to mind. Considering that Michael Dell spends $2.7 million a year on security for himself and his family, the reaction is understandable.
But this doesn’t mean that the average Joe isn’t at less of a threat. Your info is just as juicy as another’s. Take stock of what you share on-line while also being careful what your family and friends share about you too.