Laura M. Holson:

In a new study to be released this month, the Pew Internet Project has found that people in their 20s exert more control over their digital reputations than older adults, more vigorously deleting unwanted posts and limiting information about themselves. “Social networking requires vigilance, not only in what you post, but what your friends post about you,” said Mary Madden, a senior research specialist who oversaw the study by Pew, which examines online behavior. “Now you are responsible for everything.”

Social networking among people over 35 is supremely annoying. Add to that they share everything and don’t care to make it private – they are setting themselves up for disaster. We all need to be a little more vigilant about protecting out privacy.

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