Nowadays employers refer to the prospective employer's social media presence and activities because of this reason.
We get reports of people getting cheated by believing the social media profiles and posts. That means there are very clever cheaters and fakes in social media arena who can cleverly mask their original self and put up a fake one.
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In the same way, the profile created by him/her may also not be true. In many cases, it has been observed that people are doing so for some malicious purpose. Almost everyday, reports appear in the newspapers about such fraudulent people making friends in the social media and then cheating others.
Hence, it is very much desirable that people should not easily believe others in social media. They should be cautious while sharing their personal information there.
I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.
Some people will keep their correct identity in the social media but they take care of their postings in such a way that nobody knows about their actual nature. Some good people may appear as bad and some bad people may appear as good. If we assess them by this our efforts will get in vain.
Actually why we should assess a person and in which context is also important. If it is just friendship on the site only means you can try basing on his profile and postings. But for any other activity you should do this exercise. So be cautious and don't go for assessing people basing on their social media actions.
Caution: Explosive. Handle with care.
A positive attitude will lead to positive results.