Nobody wants to know if you are eating a sandwich. Online etiquette dictates that good media manners are governed by moderation in information you post about yourself. Your friends may not care about you as much as you think they do…and a perfect stranger may care all too much.
Your Internet ego could compromise your credit.
Even if it is not financial information, what you post can lead to clues to unlock your banking and credit card accounts. Remember those ‘challenge’ questions you set up with your online accounts? Oversharing about your first dog, you mother’s family reunion, and listing your high school hometown could all be a memorable threat to your financial security.
Be prudent about what you post, and how and with whom you share your online life. The Federal Trade Commission advises: “Never post your full name, Social Security number, address, phone number, or account numbers in publicly accessible sites.”