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How to Use Social Media AnonymouslyBySydney Butler-October 25, 2018.222 Fomo or the “Fear of Missing Out” is a form of anxiety that people get when they’re disconnected. It may seem a bit stupid, but if you’re not on social media, you may end up totally unaware of stuff you might want to learn. So the question at hand is whether you can use social media anonymously or failing to use social media anonymously to what degree? We’ve written more than a few articles about Technadu that describe the privacy impact of social media. As you will see, however, there are some ways to get around the worst of the anonymity assault on social media.

Getting Around Real Name Policies

.223 This has caused a lot of trouble for people wanting to use a name that’s “real” but different from their name. It also causes problems for people with rare or uncommon names. The reality is that there is currently no way for Facebook and other social media sites to check whether the name you provide is “true,” or not. We use algorithms to block or question names that appear to be made up that is why so many legitimate users get caught up in the net. It’s actually pretty easy for those of us who want to remain anonymous but still want to use Facebook to get over this. What you need to do is pick a common name and will not cause anything in the program. Say “Samantha Parker” or “Frank Jones” The same applies to comment pages or similar websites and services. Simply pick a name which sounds plausible. There’s no real way to nail you for making up a credible fake name until these places start asking for a copy of your I d or birth certificate.

Doesn’t it?

.224 A photo of a profile worth a thousand words. If you want to be anonymous you should use somebody else’s picture or something else. If possible, you could use something like a cartoon or some other picture people will obviously know is not your real face. If you use a real person picture you may commit a form of identity theft. Remember people may conduct searches for the reverse image. If the service requires a picture of a real person, you may be able to resort to a stock image that can also be detected by searching for reverse image, but most likely nobody will bother unless for some reason you draw much attention. Running Two Accounts

Social media is a place where people can speak up. It can be a lot of fun to share opinions and your diverse fandoms. We all have opinions and interests which may not be socially acceptable, however. In other words, some of the things that you think and like are best not related to your true identity. One solution to this conundrum is to have only two identities. Set up one account under a pseudonym, with your real name. You are going to invite the people who know you in real life to the nice, sanitized account with your real name on it.

.225 A key element of social media anonymity is your email address. Online services are plentiful that can determine which accounts are linked by the same email address. This can definitely also be achieved by the social media supplying themselves. So the smart thing to do is create a separate email address for every anonymous account you want to use on social media. It’s not foolproof but thanks to email links it helps prevent your identity being outed.

.226 Even if you work on social media with an assumed name, items you share can still allow others to recognise you. For example, photos may contain recognizable pictures. A number plate a sign on the street, or something that lets where you are in the world. So before you post it, you’ll need to look at a picture and determine what kind of details a stranger would get. More importantly, somebody who actually knows you in real life may have information in that photo familiar to him. The same is true of the textual details. It takes a bit more effort than casual use of social media, but try not to say things that let you do where you work or where you live on what kind of job. Disable Location Tracking

.227 Practically all major social media sites offer the ability to “check in” or somehow reveal your real location. As you probably have noticed, you can turn off any form of location tracking and sharing in the social media service settings that you are using. You will refuse the location services for any social media applications on mobile devices and on desktop Oses. That way, even social media providers will not have live access to your location themselves.