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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Creating a Social Network by Angela Crocker

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Safety and Security

Chapter 8 offered specific advice about creating strong passwords, but there’s more to safety and security than just that.
In the rush of enthusiasm to play in the network you’ve created, some may share information that compromises their security. Encourage participants to avoid announcing things that could compromise them in the real world, such as the following:
• “Leaving for three weeks in Europe.”
• “Attending niece’s Sweet 16 at the Hard Rock Cafe.”
• “Taking my son to Town Center Park for some one-on-one time.”
All of these examples give away too much information that opens participants up to unwanted experiences such as robbery, a party crasher, or child abduction. Instead, users should share their news in more ...

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