How much personal information should you reveal on social networking sites?

I overheard a discussion about this topic between two software engineers - and I thought it would be a nice discussion topic on CE 😉 .

Do you think revealing personal information on social networking sites is okay? If yes, how much information about you should you give out without worrying? What do you say, folks?


    I'm very eerie about what I put on the internet period. I havn't given out more than my name and age. I don't give where I live, my telephone number or anything. People just can' be trusted.
  • Ashraf HZ
    Ashraf HZ
    Name: human #
    Location: Earth

    where # is a number of your choice.

    That should be sufficient information. Why anyone would want to reveal more info on networking sites is beyond me.

  • gohm
    Ditto to Ash
  • neelu.
    hey i hav given my name and atmost my email_id on social networking sites
  • devesh
    just name and the email id.
  • mahul
    Well, as everything has two sides, I would say it depends on what you can handle (though I say this, I have put up my email only).

    If you are a busy executive with pots of money and lots of work, you just can't take the risk.

    If you are a lazy engineering student with lots to dream about and very little cash, who the heck cares?? And suppose you do put up your phone number, what goddamned trouble can you be put into?? And I doubt if anyone would take up the trouble to trouble a nobody like me(Unless of course you are a pretty lady, then it would be a big no-no). Frankly, I love it when some unknown lady calls me up, since it hardly happens.
  • Kaustubh Katdare
    Kaustubh Katdare
    At the most I would disclose my fake name and mail id..and photographs on trusted sites..but I never give my phone no...had hell lot of bad experiences!
    I just hate when they ask for zodiac signs and stuff like that! Disclosing your interests and hobbies could be a good affair, you could get new apportunities and dimensions to them!
    I'm new to the concept of disclosing fake names [​IMG]
  • Harshad Italiya
    Harshad Italiya
    i have no prob to give my personal detail on social site. 😀

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