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Don’t overindulge in social media

Social media can be a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. However, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. A common concern researchers have expressed is that social media can make you less happy, as you may constantly be comparing yourself to others. The best defense is to […]

Don’t treat LinkedIn the same way you would treat Facebook

LinkedIn is used almost exclusively for professional connections. This means it has a very different purpose than other social media platforms such as Facebook, which are more for casual interactions between friends and family. When communicating on LinkedIn, you should keep your interactions professional and don’t comment on anything you shouldn’t. It is best to […]

Set clear privacy rules for your social media accounts

Normally, by default, anything you post on social media is viewable to the public. If you don’t want everything you say and do to be made publicly viewable, adjust your privacy settings. You can, for example, make your posts only viewable to people you have listed as your friend. You can set some posts to […]

Share interesting things you find on the internet

Did you know you can post things on the internet to Twitter, Facebook, email or almost anything else with just a couple of clicks? Before this feature was implemented, you would have to painstakingly copy the URL, paste it to your page, and format the post manually. But many articles and other pages on the […]

Protect yourself from trolls by limiting who can reply to your tweets

If you use Twitter and you’re a frequent victim of internet trolling, change the settings so only certain people can reply to your tweets. Where it says “Everyone can reply,” which is the default setting, you can make it so only people you follow or mention can reply.

Be cautious about solicitations to meet in person for any reason

Meeting someone you’ve met online in-person for the first time can be exciting for social reasons and practical if you’re checking out merchandise before you buy it. However, sometimes people on the internet aren’t who they say they are — and they might not actually have the PlayStation 5 you’re after. If you’re meeting an […]