Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, and Pinterest. These are a few of the social media platforms available. Out of these seven I have signed up for three and use only two on a regular basis. I don’t take advantage of many social media sites. In fact I didn’t even set up my own Facebook account because I didn’t really want one at the time. I only agreed when pressured by two co-workers who wanted to stay connected. I belong to a few groups, but I mostly use Facebook to keep track of my friends and family just to see what everyone is up to. I rarely post on anyone’s wall, instead I choose to send private messages à la e-mail. And I only send and accept friend requests with people I know and trust.
I have never adjusted my privacy settings, but I’m not one to post a lot, especially about my personal life. I’m very conscious of what I put online because I know once something is posted, it’s out there forever, regardless of any privacy settings. I choose not to sign up for games or apps on Facebook because you have to allow access to your personal information, something that I’m not very comfortable with.
The closer I get to finishing school the more I realize that I should be utilizing social media more. It is a great way to network and to get your name out there and to promote yourself. As far as personal social media policy goes, I think like most things in life it just requires a little common sense.