17 Jul 2008

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?
KINETIC_JOULES

KINETIC_JOULES

Branch Unspecified
17 Jul 2008
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

Communications
19 Jul 2008
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

gohm

Branch Unspecified
19 Jul 2008
Ditto to Ash
neelu.

neelu.

Branch Unspecified
15 Aug 2008
hey i hav given my name and atmost my email_id on social networking sites
devesh

devesh

Branch Unspecified
15 Aug 2008
just name and the email id.
mahul

mahul

Branch Unspecified
15 Aug 2008
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.
16 Aug 2008
techfreak!
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

Electronics and Communication
07 Sep 2008
i have no prob to give my personal detail on social site. 😀

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