I am no expert in online security but these are six tips that I have in terms of making sure that I have just a little bit of control over some of the information that is going out there about myself online.
1. Groups and Pages
Although you may have your profile on private, people can still see the groups and pages that you are a part of by a simple google search. Maybe think twice about joining the 'I hate work' page
2. Australia Network
This is a real catch a lot of people are on the Australia network and unless you change your settings then a lot of people will have access to your full profile.
3. Detagging does not work
Most photo albums are set on public, so if you detag yourself in one photo from a night out there is a high chance that you will be found by just looking at the other photos in that album. Make sure you detag yourself from all the photos in that album.
4. Twitter is not a narrative
Your Twitter profile in your head is a narrative, your last tweet is an inside joke from a day ago however for most of your audience it is just a statement that is out there. So a lot of what is said will be judged out of context.
5. Myspace the backdoor
Most people have a Myspace profile, it was one of the most public networks. If your profile is not on private probably about time you put it on or delete it if you do not use it.
6. Google your name properly
Always check the Australian Google and put “” around your name to get exact results.
If anyone else has any tips please share!
7. Blocking on Twitter (via Tip)
Twitter, if you have a public stream, blocking will only be effective when that person is logged in. They can still see your updates if they log out.