What you shareWhenever you post something, it is open to interpretation – they people who know you well will see it one way, the people you don’t will see it another.Who you share it withWhat you share with your friends, you may not want your employers to see and what you share with your family, you may want to keep private.
Consider your privacy settings. Most location-based social networks allow you to tailor your settings so you can control who sees your location – just your friends, businesses too, or perhaps anyone.Remember also that if your location-based social network is linked to a Twitter or Facebook profile, your location is shared on these networks too.
Connecting Online: Outline I do a lot on social networking sites – should I be concerned about my privacy? What’s my responsibility to my networks? Am I using location-based social networks like Foursquare or Facebook Places? What is smishing? How much information can people get from the photos I have uploaded?
Connecting Online: Social NetworksSocial networking involves: What you share Who you share it with Image courtesy of Eugene Kim (Flickr)
Connecting Online: Social NetworksSocial networking involves: Responsibility to your networks – You may be comfortable posting that photo of last night’s party – but your friend may not – Remember that people are your “friends” and “followers” – Ask for help if you need it and reach out when you can – just as you would if faced with a similar situation offline
Connecting Online: Trends We are going mobile. More than half of all adults in US own a smart phone.75% of teens. Source: http://www.pewinternet.org/ Commentary/2012/February/Pew-Internet-Mobile.aspxImage courtesy of Johan Larson (Flickr)
Connecting Online: Smishing (Click to view) Taken from YouTube
Connecting Online: Mobile Strategies If your mobile is compromised, scammers can access all the personal information on your phone Secure wifi-hotspot security. Even if you’re on your phone, the same rules apply
Connecting Online: Mobile Strategies Look up unknown app creators, and unknown numbers Avoid keeping too much personal information (ie. bank numbers and pins) on your phone
Connecting Online: Trends Who can see my location? • Geolocation • Geotagging • Privacy and safety implications of place-based apps?
Connecting Online: GeotaggingWho can see my location? While metadata makes it easier to organize photos, revealing metadata of your photos can be vulnerable to cyberstalking If you don’t want to be found, make sure you disable geotagging function
Connecting Online: Strategies Consider your privacy settings. Who are you allowing to view your location? If your location-based social network is linked to a Twitter or Facebook profile, your location is shared on these networks too
Resources My Social Network (c) Eugene Kim (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eekim/2235294862/in/photostream/). CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Pew Research Centre. “Pew Internet: Mobile.” Pew Internet. N,d. Web. 31 July 2012. Browser (c) Johan Larsson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanl/4397800453/) CC BY 2.0 “What Is Smishing?” 16 May. 2012. YouTube. Web. 12 Aug. 2012. tr
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