Sharing in Social Media has become a double-edged knife. It's fun to share data from your lives as they help you stay closer to yours and your loved ones, but sometimes the data available on social media is so much that they can put on your personal safety.
The question that we are concerned with is: How far can we share social media data before it becomes a problem for us and others?
When they contain information about your current location
Sharing data on social networks can become a real personal security issue when you display your current location. Every time you "check in", to show your friends that you are, you should know that the information is not only visible to your close friends.
You should realize that by publishing a geographical label with a self-portrait while on holiday, let everyone know that you are not in your home.
When you tag members of your family or your loved ones
Tagging others in your photos or in your publications may seem harmless but could jeopardize them.
If you are on vacation with a friend or family member and you post a photo that shows you in Kythira, you reveal to everyone who you are and how far you are from your home. It's like telling them "you have about 8 hours."
Of course, we also mention tagging to children as they reveal the child's identity to strangers. Even if the tag does not use the child's true name, someone who collects information can learn a lot of things like who my parents are and how you live.
Let's say that this information can be used to trick the child, gaining his trust.
Keep the tags for yourself as well as your check-ins. Do not do it for others unless you have explicit permission.
When you share data from your work
Every time you have the desire to talk about an incident in your job, you have to think it very well. You could lose your job, especially if you post something bad about your boss or the company you are working for. As an employee, you are a representative of the company you work for, and your words and actions could potentially cause it damage.
Even if you delete what you wrote, one can get a screenshot, which can be found in the hands of your boss or local news.
Let us also mention the possibility of leakage of proprietary information, which could give a competitor the advantage. Example: You publish that you are very tight because you have to catch a deadline for presenting a new product.
So a competitor could present his product before yours.