Tips to protect yourself from your parents, bosses and other social networks
Social Networks are becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages, despite this, a large percentage of users do not know how to protect your privacy on Facebook or Twitter, especially if you have between your contacts to your boss, co- work or even parents.
While discussing what you did over the weekend or how tired you leave your job could be a very normal attitude can also be a problem if you can not draw the line between what is public and what should let only see or read your near.
Although scores on these platforms create us we are giving our full privacy, we also have the right to choose what we want to be seen by our contacts and what not, and thus prevent all our information, messages and photographs to be freely accessible to all.
That’s why we want to give some tips or ways to take your posts on social networks:
Facebook and Twitter
- Create groups of people: This is great for separating your group of friends, family, coworkers, etc.. in groups or lists that will be useful later when we want to distribute content that some see and others do not. To create them we have two options: the first is pre-filtered Facebook and your friends as their common interests and level of interaction, here we have the famous group “Best Friends” -. The other alternative is that groups armes yourself by going to Start, then Friends in the left pane, you click on ‘More’ passing the mouse over the word and then select the ‘Create Group’:
- Limit the visibility of the postings on your wall: If you want someone to see the messages you write your friends in the wall, just enough to go to Account Settings, select the ‘Biography and labeling’, then click on the link ‘Who can see what others publish on your biography?’ and customize it. This option is to close your biography for one or more people, because you can customize using the groups created above.
- Choose who can see your posts: Facebook has the option to choose if you want some people to see your states and not others. This can be easily set in the status bar where you can configure whether you want your message is seen by All friends, some friends chosen by you, or all but a list of people.
- Filter your photo albums: There are many people who usually publish all kinds of photos on your Facebook, regardless of which some can be embarrassing to themselves or their friends. If you do not want to stop publishing this content, nor do you want your bosses or Parents to see, just add a filter to each album, as well as with the states, so you save you more of an issue too overexpose your life .
Moreover, there are fewer options on Twitter, but are also less likely to expose the many details of your private life, but if you want to protect the privacy of your tweets, the option is to put the famous ‘lock’. For your messages will only be seen by your friends, go to your Settings, then to the Account tab, and then check the ‘Protect my tweets’ and save the changes.
What to do when your parents have Facebook or Twitter?
Although protect yourself from every possible social networking, you always run the risk that your parents want to be ‘more connected with you’ through some of these platforms. Such is the case of Karina M., who taught her mother to use Twitter to communicate while she was away, but did not imagine that the messages from your mother may cause some flushing that she, of course, taken with humor. We asked Karina what kind of things he wrote his mother on his Twitter account, and told us that “sometimes I ask for explanations of what I say, but I listen because he knows I am.”
As for what bothers you that your mother use this network, Karina said: “I do not like to have spelling mistakes, but is 60 years old and I forgive him.” Also, think it’s good for parents to use social networks as a means of communication, but also suggests that, not being experts in the use of these platforms, you also have to worry about “take care to not expose anything in their profiles social networking. “
On the other hand, Diego Alarcon says her parents do not have accounts on social networks, but you know who read your Twitter timeline, but does not cease to write the things you want. Neither cares about what they can think about your work than writing on social networks because “I do not say anything wrong, just have fun.”
In all cases, it is advisable to think well on the things we write and the photos we put on our social networks, and do not forget that more people are seeing what we publish, not just our parents or bosses.
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