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Social Networking Sites and Internet Safety

Posted on: October 6, 2009

Check out a great article posted this morning about Facebook imposter scams. In this day and age, the usage of social media networking sites is increasing exponentially.  While it’s enjoyable and often beneficial to create Facebook profiles, engage in Twitter and write on a blog, it’s always a good thing to maintain a cautious mindframe.  It’s crucial and important for all users to be mindful of their activity, especially if or when it comes to posting personal information. 

As I’ve mentioned before, I can be found on Facebook and Twitter, and have accounts in several other social media sites as well.  People join all sorts of different social networking sites for all sorts of different reasons.  I’ve recently began looking into LinkedIn as well, for professional reasons.  Dr. David Kamerer, my PR & New Media professor at Loyola University Chicago always encourages our class to get our names out there in the digital realm,  and “to go where the people are.”  I fully heed his advice.  However, if one chooses to invest time and effort into these Internet activities and communities, I feel that they should be done with integrity, honesty, individuality – and caution.

One can never be too careful when connecting themselves with the digital space. The link posted about illustrates  a pretty extreme example of people who have had online run-ins with individuals who don’t share that same respectful, lawful mindframe.

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Emily received her BA in Advertising & Public Relations from Loyola University Chicago in May 2010. She is inquisitive by nature and loves to surround herself with new situations, people and the world around her.

Emily is a lifelong dancer, a current ballroom dance instructor, and lover of all things social media. She's currently searching for a new career opportunity in PR, event planning or advertising. Take a peek at her musings about media, branding & the PR indsutry.

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