Microsoft Provides Tips To Help Protect Your Online Identity

I’m sure you’ve heard of the people getting fired or denied a job based on something they posted on Facebook, Twitter or *gasp* MySpace. Microsoft knows that, too, and is here to warn you about the dangers of what you post. Make sure you think about what you are posting before you click the “Submit” button.

In observance of Data Privacy Day 2012, Microsoft Corp. is releasing new data about consumer behaviors online and is offering guidance and tips to help people better manage their online profiles and maintain a positive reputation. In an increasingly connected world, everything people do online, from responding to emails and texts to clicking the “like” and “retweet” buttons on favorite Web pages, uploading photos and making purchases online, contributes to their online reputation.