What does your profile online say about you?

We all like to believe that our online presents is in a positive way but the fact of the matter is that sometimes it is completely the opposite.   So how does this happen it is a combination of sharing the wrong information on personnel sites such as Twitter and Facebook along with others.   In today’s modern digital world most of use these online programs to communicate what is happening in our life’s primarily with our family members and friends and others we know.

Although these are personal related items that we publish sometime we include too much information or the wrong types of subject that is published by many of us such as “how crazy we got at a party or how we skipped work to hang out or meet up with others” etc.   This sometime include videos which can be very revealing of how we treat others or make comments about how bad the job or friends are along with other people we know and sometime even show how badly we act.  Although mostly younger people currently do this but this it does not exempt older people as well which do similar things online.

Another point is how we write these comments online which sometime include misspelled words along with poor grammar which also does say something about the author.   Now I don’t claim to be an expert in either of these but I do know how to use a spell checker which for some reasons these people forget about prior to publishing there comments.

So how can all this information impact our personal life, simply when potential employers do a search online for people that apply to jobs or already work for that company.  This one of the things that many companies do now is to research the candidate for jobs that they might like to hire or interview along with check on existing employees.  By putting such information such as how much you can drink and how wild that party was that you got trashed at it reflects badly back to you as a person and causes other to form stereotypical ideas of the type of person you are even if it was maybe a one-time event or something you don’t do that often.   Other things that can lead to this is by putting how many new tattoos you have and were you put them which should stay more private even though many people accept tattoos there are some people that still don’t and they really don’t want to know about them on your butt or other private areas.

Of course by using these sites people can hack your accounts and destroy your profile and also use the information to try and steal your identity especially if you share or put too much personal information online.     So the moral of the story here is that sharing information can be good however you should do so keeping in mind that it is more than just your family and friends reading that information it can be used by potential employers and existing employers along with others that are not looking to be helpful but are looking for flaws in your character along with those that are looking to steal from you.  So use these sites but do so with using intelligence and some caution.

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