You, yourself ...... one, oneself

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General question really, regarding the correct use of these words. I'm aware that using you/yourself is wrong unless you're directly referring to a person you're talking to. Whereas using one/oneself is talking about people in general, for example this sentence (which is referring to people in general):

"You make all details about yourself available to the world at large"

Should be:

"One makes all details about oneself available to the world at large"

Is this correct?
 

Mat

Mat

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Is the sentence in any particular context, ie describing the use of MySpace for example?

If it is, referring to the individual in context (user) would be better than 'one'.
 
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