Here is an interesting quote: "Virus writers are also creating fake profiles of celebrities, real friends or business associates hoping people will link with them. Users can be tricked into linking to the fake profile, which can be loaded with various forms of malicious software." You can read all about it here.
Here's another: "Social media sites generate revenue with targeted advertising, based on personal information. As such, they encourage registered users to provide as much information as possible. With limited government oversight, industry standards or incentives to educate users on security, privacy and protecting your identity, users are exposed to identity theft and fraud." You can read all about it here.
Last quote: "Creating a social media profile on the site of ‘the big players’ is something we all need to do in order to prevent phishers and scammers to don our personality on-line..." You can read all about it here.
Do you see where I am going with this? Maybe you don't. Let me help you: Everyone is not who they appear to be in social media... You need to protect yourselves by claiming your social media identities. Don't put it off until it's too late.
Want to learn a secret? I spent three hours writing a post that in the end I deleted. Instead, I decided that sometimes the best way to get a point across is to put people in other people's shoes. Read those three articles that I selected for you. I selected them for a reason. They say it better in the aggregate than I could ever say it on my own in one sitting. I think you'll learn something very useful today. You may not think you need this reminder, but you do. Trust me? Then go read those other writers. We can talk about 'em and what they had to say later... :-)
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