Privacy Netiquette Social Media

Privacy Netiquette Social Media

Privacy is good etiquette. Thus, do show signs of data discretion. So, no real personal friend stuff.

Given, we trust each other for real. Then, stuff we don’t tell everyone is private. Hence, sharing private stuff makes us untrustworthy.

Also, gossip is part of internet life. Hence, social Media is built on personal contacts. However, we draw our own limit.

Privacy Netiquette Social Media

Therefore, acceptable to share personal information about ourself. It follows, not our friends. Unfair.

Friends, enemies, and associates if you share their personal information online because they cannot control their online identities if you do. Sharing information about your friends is taking their online identity without permission.

Social Media Privacy

For example, there is an old commercial where a person is returning to work from an interview and a co-worker asks him how he is doing. He responds that he just had an interview and he ‘nailed it’. This commercial is a joke.

Most people know that they will be fired from their current job if they let anyone know they are interviewing for other ones. If a friend were to share this information with a mutual friend in a status post it could get someone fired.

Privacy Netiquette

Don’t share the personal information of others without explicit permission. You never know why a person might want to keep something private. Sharing without permission may cause you to lose friends, hurt your friends, or strain the relationship.

To social media rules.