Social Media Hygiene

Social Media Hygiene Why Managing Your Online Persona Matters2

As part of the Meet a Diplomat series, Brian Tyers, Information Security Officer at the U.S Embassy in Tunis, gave a presentation entitled “Social Media Hygiene: Why Managing Your Online Persona Matters.” Mr. Tyers provided the audience with practical tips for how to use social media responsibly while safeguarding one’s privacy. Mr. Tyers emphasized the importance of maintaining both a public and private persona in today’s digital world. He discussed the fact that social media users need to be aware of how much private information they share. He reminded the audience that information shared today could backfire in the future; digital footprints are easily traceable and what is posted on the web is permanent.