I manage my online privacy pretty well, I think. I never use my full name, I don’t give out my address or phone number, and on most message boards I post on, I speak only in generalities about where I live, such as mentioning only the state or just the part of the state my house resides in. I certainly never discuss any details about online banking and what site I use for it, and I don’t reveal of any that information about anyone else I live with either. One of the main reasons I don’t use my full name is that I have my resume posted on several job sites, which aids in my employment search, and if people knew my last name, they’d be able to search for that resume and get not only my business e-mail address, but my home phone number, cell phone number, and home address. I have enough problems with telemarketers as it is, I don’t need to add heavy breathing fun seekers (thank you, George) to the list. I have uploaded my picture online, for sites like Twitter, Disqus, and WordPress, but it’s just a headshot, and it doesn’t give away any identifying information about me. It could have been taken in a Starbucks for all anyone knows. I also don’t reveal much, if anything, about my personal life. Not that I have a personal life, but you know what I mean.
I talk about my family online sometimes, but I don’t mention anything specific about them, just their first names if applicable. I guard their privacy as carefully as I guard my own.