One important factor is that if a person does not use anonymous surfing, other people can gather personal information. This information can lead to someone hacking into your computer. It can also lead to identity theft, if a person can obtain enough information about you. This is a very important reason to use anonymous surfing when chatting with others.
The best way to use anonymous surfing is to follow certain guidelines to stay safe while on the Internet. An imperative element is the screen name and nicknames you will choose. When choosing your screen name ID and your nickname, no matter which site you are on, or which messenger services you use: be sure to never use any word that can be connected to your real name. A bad example of an online name would be: JoefromTexas. A name should be a random word that has nothing to do with your real name or location.
A screen name should also not include any hint of whether you are single or not. Some people will jump to chat with people who blatantly show they are single. This can lead to a lot of unwanted attention. Once you have chatted with someone for a while, you can choose to then tell someone more about you.
In addition, many messenger services ask that a person fill out a profile. This is a basic form in which they ask for your place of residence, for example your street address, city, state, providence or country. There is no reason to ever fill this out. Anyone that you chat with can click to see your profile and when implementing anonymous surfing, you do not want any information to show.
When chatting, it may seem difficult to use anonymous surfing, because one of the first things that someone will send to you is a request. This request is a simple: a/s/l. What this means is that someone is asking for your age, your sex and your location. Without appearing to be rude, you must remember that there are so many people who are online chatting, and you should never give out personal information until you feel you thoroughly know someone, and that can take many months.
When requested to provide you age, sex and location you can keep it very simple: You may choose to reveal your age or keep in general: for example, “mid 20’s”. When asked for your sex, it is of course helpful to be honest on this one, as the only two possible answers will be male or female. Keep in mind that other are also using anonymous surfing, and you may not get truthful answers from them. A person can easily pose as a person of the opposite sex. When asked for your location, this is the most vital element. A person should never give out their exact location. It is totally appropriate to simple give the country or state you are in. For example, in the United States, a thirty-three year old family living in Houston, Texas may reply with: Mid 30’s/f/Texas.
Online chatting, matchmaking, dating sites and communities can be a fantastic way to meet new people. However, one should remember that for every honest person with good intentions, there are many more that are not. Keep you surfing limited to anonymous web surfing and you will be happy that you did.