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Facebook, Facebook, What Do YOU See?

Published: 2010-07-07
Last Updated: 2010-07-07 13:51:55 UTC
by Kevin Shortt (Version: 2)
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If you have kids and you are at all familiar the classic children's board book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" authored by Bill Martin Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle, then you will understand that the subject of this diary is a tribute to that book and read in the same tone. 

All good things should be used in moderation.  The same goes for the social networking sites Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.  (There are plenty more...)   Those that jump in and friend, connect, post, and share in excess may expose themselves if they are not aware of all of the consequences possible from using these sites.  

The information you post and share on these sites are not only controlled by the companies that host it, but may also be available to a countless sized audience.  There is an article posted on darkREADING yesterday that highlights some good reasons to show moderation when using social networking sites. 

http://www.darkreading.com/insiderthreat/security/privacy/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225702468

There are many reminders through out the piece that your private information should NOT be shared on these sites.

So go back to each of your social networking sites and ask yourself the question: 

What do I see?


--
Kevin Shortt
ISC Handler on Duty
 

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