Social media sites (sometimes called social networks) are a great way to get back in touch with people and to make new friends – whether old buddies from high school or the neighbor down the street. Everyone seems to have at least one social media account and many people have multiple accounts.
But there are a number of risks associated with being active on social media. It is often said that if an Internet service is free, you are not the customer, you are the product. It is wise to keep this maxim in mind especially for social networking sites and online forums.