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 explain the privacy effects of social media. As you will see, though, there are some ways to get around the worst of the anonymity attacks on social media.
Going 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 individuals with rare or uncommon names. The reality is that there is currently no way for Facebook and other social media sites to verify whether the name you provide is “true,” or not. We use algorithms to block or question names that seem 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 select a common name and will not cause anything in the program. Imagine “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.
.224 A photo of a profile worth a thousand words. If you want to be anonymous you should use somebody else’s photo or something else. When possible, you could use something like a drawing or some other picture people will obviously know is not your real face. If you use a real person picture you can commit a form of identity theft. Remember people may conduct searches for the reverse image. If the service needs a photo of a real person, you may be able to revert to a stock image that can also be found by searching for reverse image, but most likely nobody will bother unless for some reason you attract 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 views and desires which may not be socially acceptable, however. In other words, some of the things that you think and like are best not connected to your true identity. One approach to this conundrum is to have only two identities. Set up one account under an alias, 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 privacy is your email address. Online services are numerous that can decide which accounts are connected 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 connections it helps prevent your identity being outed.
.226 Even if you work on social media with an assumed name, things you post can still help others to identify 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 upload it, you’ll need to look at an image and decide what kind of information a stranger would get. Most specifically, somebody who actually knows you in real life may have details in that picture familiar to him. The same is true of the textual information. 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. This way, only social media companies will not have live access to your position themselves.