• 1Sevafrica
    Empowering you intellectually, economically and spiritually
  • 2Sevafrica
    Free Business Training
  • 3Sevafrica
    eCareers Recruitment
  • 4Sevafrica
    News & gossip at your fingertips
  • 5Sevafrica
    Building Careers through education
  • 6Sevafrica
    Your guide to travel & entertainment
  • 7Sevafrica
    All the latest fashions trends
  • 8Sevafrica
    Everything you need to know about sex, love & life
  • 9Sevafrica
    Experience South Africa's finest beaches this 2010
  • 10Sevafrica
    For all the best buys online
  • 11Sevafrica
    Keeping you body, mind and spirit healthy
  • 12Sevafrica
    Technology at work
  • 13Sevafrica
    The latest beauty tips from the professionals
Open in new window
That's TMI, Stop
That's TMI, Stop

Most people are guilty of sharing TMI (Too Much Information) especially around the web, we post those pleasurable moments of ourselves and loved ones living large. The next person seeing them only envies the moments, thinking “oh they are having so much fun, without any care in the world”, but a recent survey shows that all that glitters is not gold. Most people actually feel guilty about some posts they put online and that most of their recklessness has came back to haunt them.

The study into the online habits of 2,000 over-18s found that a third regretted putting photographs or personal details online.

One in ten said they had been taken aside by their boss after complaining about work on the web, while the most common regret was posting photographs of drunken behaviour. One in 20 said they had missed out on jobs because employers were put off by photos they saw online.

Others regretted using bad language, uploading photos of themselves in revealing clothing and sharing their relationship status with online contacts, including friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter.

A spokesman for marketing agency White Hat Media, which commissioned the study, said: “It can be hard to remember what followers you have, and who you might be comfortable sharing intimate details with.

“Moaning about a hard day at work might not go down well with the boss or work colleagues, and posting pictures of a night out when you’ve claimed you’re busy to someone else will also cause problems.”

More than a third of respondents said they would be embarrassed if their family members saw certain posts or photos of theirs on social networks, and three in ten confided that they often looked back on their updates and cringed.

More than half admitted they should be more careful about the information they share online. The spokesman added: “There are a few steps you can take to make sure your online reputation is protected. For instance, regularly review your privacy settings and bear in mind that most posts are open to public view.

“If there is any doubt in your mind about whether the content you are sharing could be damaging, or construed as offensive in any way, then quite simply don’t share it.

“If you wouldn’t want your mum to see what you post, then you probably wouldn’t want future or current employers to see it either.”

Daily Mail

 

 

 

 

 





Related Articles
iPhones Should Come With Fire Extinguishers: 8 Grader Sustains Injuries after Her Iphone Catches Fires In Her Pants iPhones Should Come With Fire Extinguishers: 8 Grader Sustains Injuries after Her Iphone Catches Fires In Her Pants

News will make you want to own a Samsung

A middle school student in Kennebunk suffered se
Read More

Obama & The Power of Social Media Obama & The Power of Social Media

2010 Abuse ANC and Anni Apple Bafana Barack Britain Cape China crime Cup Dewani Eskom facebook FIFA Gaga Google Haiti HIV Internet iPad Israel Jackson Jub Malema Manchester Mandela MaNtuli matric Michael Nelson Obama of Oprah Prince Shrien SWC The tickets Tiger Transnet twitter United Winfrey Woods World Zapiro Zuma

Services

Copyright © Sevafrica 2008 | All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Tel: 0861-4-WOMEN (96636) | Fax: 08666 9 7773 | Email: info@SEVAFRICA.com