Tag: Online Identity

How to Handle a Social Media Data Leak

No one wants to hear that their favorite social media site has suffered a data leak. Unfortunately, it happens often, as many websites continue to figure out the best way to set up security protocols to keep internet criminals out. When you see that your favorite social media site has been compromised, it’s easy to Read More…

3 Reasons to Clean Up Your Old Social Media Profiles

Almost everyone has them: old accounts from their earlier days on social media. However, a surprising amount of people never delete those profiles; they stay online for anyone to see. It might be because deleting the profile is a bit of a pain, or just because you never really got around to it. The thing Read More…

How to Effectively Maximize Your Privacy on the Internet

If you’re like most people, privacy is a huge deal in your everyday life. You may have a home security system, and your car probably has an alarm to detect theft attempts. However, despite these efforts, you may not have considered the one place where privacy and security also matter a lot: the internet. You Read More…

Why You Should Keep Your Phone from Tracking Your Location

Location services are a built-in part of the online experience of nearly everyone. However, some experts have started to raise concerns about privacy when it comes to location tracking. That’s why, in recent years, it’s become more of a movement to turn off your cell phone’s location services when you’re not using the feature. If Read More…

Important Things to Keep in Mind Before Accepting a Stranger’s Friend Request

While certain social media sites like Twitter allow you to follow anyone you want–usually without having to request to follow–sites like Facebook and Instagram require you to submit a friend request to keep up-to-date with someone. Many active Facebook users receive friend requests from people every day. Although most of these are likely friends you Read More…

Why Do People Put Tape Over Their Laptop Webcams?

Twenty years ago, people had to set up a webcam on top of their desktop computer in order to record themselves. Webcams didn’t come with computers, and frankly, they were rarely used. However, as laptops started to become widespread, and there were more sites and apps dedicated to video, webcams became part of everyday life. Read More…

Using the Internet to Find Childhood Friends

It’s natural that you’re going to fall out of touch with people as you grow up. You’ll part ways when someone’s family moves, when someone goes to a different school than you, and when you graduate. All sorts of reasons exist that explain why you might no longer be in contact with an old acquaintance. Read More…

The Facts About Introverts Versus Extroverts

If you’ve ever taken a personality quiz, you’ve probably been asked whether you’re introverted or extroverted. It’s an important part of many personality assessments, and it’s an intrinsic one in MBTI typing. Whether you’re the picture-perfect party animal extrovert or you’re an unassuming introvert who’d rather stay in your room, you’ve probably spent some time Read More…

Why You Might Want to Make Your Social Media Accounts Private

The world of social media is constantly growing; nowadays, there are more social media websites than ever, all competing for users’ attention. Facebook holds strong at over two billion users every month; Instagram recently hit one billion users per month; and even Twitter is climbing past 300 million users monthly. Putting your life on display Read More…

How Data Mining Uses Your Personal Information

Virtually everyone is worried about safety on the internet. After all, the way that people interact online is new, which means there aren’t very many laws surrounding it. Moreover, while there are some obvious legal connections between the online world and the offline world, such as it being illegal to scam people out of money Read More…