Last updated: May 29, 2018 at 20:28 pm
This post is one in a series I’m writing on how to reduce your social media footprint. Check out more posts in the series by clicking here.
I’m sure we’ve all looked at the Facebook page of a stranger–or maybe someone we actually know but just don’t like–at some point. Some people–an increasing number, actually–have incredibly locked-down profiles. Others make everything on their profiles public. And let’s face it: The latter profiles can be pretty fun to stalk. I’m not afraid to admit it. I’m a music lover, and I’ve been known in the past to visit the profiles of the children of various music legends. (That practice stopped abruptly after I accidentally sent a friend request to the daughter of a music legend who died in a plane crash. Oops!)
At any rate, even if you’re not famous and don’t know anyone who is, having a public profile could come back to haunt you. You never know when someone you know will be–God forbid–accused of a crime or the at-fault party in an accident that kills a child or elderly person or beloved community member. Or you may have a day when your better judgment fails and you do something that goes viral. Neither of these scenarios is good, but if something similar were to happen, you want your profile to be private. You definitely don’t want Heavy.com scouring your profile for information and lifting photos, do you?
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