How to protect your online identity and privacy

Your online identity is how you represent yourself and how others feel about you. It must be consistent with your offline persona. Likewise, online privacy is hugely important now, more than ever. Yet, it’s eroding away at a faster pace than it ever has.

If you are committed to growing your business or brand, you know how important it is to protect your online identity and privacy. Ask yourself, what information do you want people on the internet to know about you or what information do you want advertisers to know about you? These are guiding questions around these tips on how to protect your online identity and privacy.

  1. Choose Your Platforms Wisely

Being on every social media platform is actually not a goal. In this case, less is more. Choose your platform based on who you want to connect with and then get on their favorite platform. Furthermore, choose your platforms wisely and focus on them.

  1. Keep A Consistent Name

Keep a consistent name on every platform. Have you ever met someone of the function and then try to connect with them online? You’re trying to figure out who JR CRM or Queen 35 is and it’s very confusing. So, it’s very important to choose a name and be consistent with it across all your platforms. It helps people find you, rise your network as well as helps people trust you.

  1. Get A Decent Profile Photo

People connect with people online and offline. So, having a high-quality profile picture makes all the difference. It makes you memorable and it also shows that you are not hiding anything. Make sure your name is consistent everywhere. Snap a good shot, upload a decent profile picture that represents you best.

  1. Keep Your Software Up-to-date

That means, making sure that all of your apps on your devices are updated and the software that you run on your computer is updated. If you are using a Mac, try to limit your app installations to what is in the App store. The same applies to other operating system that you are using. You can use a package management system to check if there are up-to-date versions of software that it can download and install for you.