Your online reputation can help you, but it can also hurt you. Unlike having a conversation in person with a friend, anything you post online can last a lifetime and be taken out of context. Understand the consequence of your actions before posting.
Not only may the things we post be public to people we know and wish hadn't seen it, they may also be public to a fraudster intent on using your information for identity theft or phishing attacks posing as yourself and targeting your acquaintances. A positive online presence can help you get the job you want or get in to the college of your dreams.
Create a strong online presence by maintaining a positive profile about yourself, commenting positively about others or contributing to a blog. You can check your digital footprint by searching for your name online.
The golden rule
Only post about others as you would want posted about yourself.
Think about how something you say online can be taken out of context or how others may perceive your post. Share with care – what you post can last a lifetime.
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