While my name is fairly ‘common’ (which if I admit I don’t like), you are able to find me on a variety of social media sites by typing in my username that I use for almost everything. Including Instagram, Twitter and Youtube. The only exception is Facebook. My profiles on all of these platforms are on a public setting…. Why?
The truth is I don’t really have any particular reason to why my profiles are public. I use Facebook more than any other profile and the public are able to view my profile to see what I get up too. People may think, isn’t that dangerous? You don’t know who could be looking at your profile. My argument to that is, I don’t post content on my profile that I deem to be sensitive. For example, I wouldn’t post my address on Facebook or anything I deem to personal. My online self is of course made by me, so I am aware of what is on these platforms. Therefore all of the content that is available for viewing, I feel comfortable with people seeing. This includes mainly pictures and any statuses that I may post about my life.While I do not have ‘control’ as such, because the sensitive information isn’t there, people will not find anything to use against me. I am not an individual that posts often on Facebook, I use it more for seeing what my friends are doing and messaging/interacting with friends through the messenger.
When it comes to YouTube, I want people to see it! As a creator, I very much enjoy making and producing content for peoples enjoyment. My YouTube channel is related to mens hair as I have an interest in mens style and fashion. Therefore having people viewing and using the tips I give, I get enjoyment out of it.
If I were ever to think that any of the content on my profiles could effect me in the real world, I would certainly change the settings, however now, I do not deem it necessary.