Privacy For Data In Social Media Netiquette
To begin, digital content is data. Text, pictures, and video and more. Secrets are shared in between contacts in these formats. 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. In any event, social media is built on personal contacts. Accordingly, we draw our own limit for engagement.
Therefore, acceptable to share personal information about our self. It follows, not our friends. Unfair to them. Friends, enemies, and associates are contacts. Sharing their personal information online is not cool. We cannot control their online identities if you do.
Social Media Data
Sharing information about your friends is taking control of their online identity. We need express permission. Ask if we can share it. After, it may be acceptable. A lot of reasons to ask first. Especially romantic information. Mean to find out about a break up through social media. But, it happens.
For example, there is an old commercial where a person is returning to work from an interview. A co-worker asks him how he is doing. He responds that he just had an interview. Says, ‘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.
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.