People have asked me why I shut down my Facebook account, as opposed to just keeping it open, and making it that no one can post on my wall.
My answer is always simple: I can’t have a public account and not keep an eye on it.
When people, including employers, search your name on Google, among the first things to come up are your Social Media accounts.
Take this example from a friend of mine’s Twitter feed. He doesn’t use his account, except for a few times a year when entering AmEx Giveaways, and he doesn’t monitor it on a regular basis. As such, it’s more likely to be hacked and spammed…giving people these results now associated with his name: