This is a guest post by Veronica Clyde.
When you are on the road and out of the country, it is more important than ever to stay in touch with your friends, family, and co-workers via social media like Twitter and Facebook. These tools are a great way to let everyone know that you are safe and enjoying yourself, and they allow others to vicariously experience everything that you are doing. But while you are on the road, you will sometimes run into restrictions on which social networks you can access. These restrictions arise in several different ways.
Sometimes, the government of whichever state or country you are in has limited what sites you can access on their internet connections. Other times, the social network you choose will have limited which countries it is accessible from. It doesn’t really matter how the restrictions come about, though. Either way, you need some method by which you can skirt the rules and stay in touch with your loved ones.
Your Very Own Network
The good news is that it is totally possible to access your favorite social networks even when you are in a country that doesn’t usually have access to them. And not only that, but doing so is straightforward and inexpensive, and requires very little technical ability. If you can download a program onto your computer, then you can access whatever social network you desire. The way to do so is by getting a VPN service.
VPN stands for virtual private network, and these services set up a private pathway through which you can access any website you want. If the country you are currently in prevents you from loading a particular site, you can simply fire up your VPN service and load the site over that connection instead. Suddenly, the walls come tumbling down and the entire internet is at your fingertips once more.
Disguise Your Location
On the other hand, your social networking site may only be accessible from certain locations. Some networks can only be loaded in the United States, for example. You can work around these limitations, too. If you find a VPN server in the United States, then any website you access will interpret your location as “USA,” even if you are on the very opposite side of the world. This means that geographic restrictions no longer apply to you. No matter where your travels take you, you will still be in reach of your friends via social networking.
Veronica Clyde is a dedicated writer at VPNServices.net – a website where you can read about VPN services and Online Security. She also loves to share VPN technology, WordPress and Blogging tips.