Over-Sharing...Are You Putting Way Too Much On Social Media?
In the age of reality television, exhibitionism is at an all time high. There is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snap Chat just to name a few. Yes, I have the aforementioned accounts, with the exception of Snap Chat, but I try to post with caution.
Social media is great in so many ways. It is fun to see what your friends and family are up to, especially if they live far away, and you never get to see them. But some seem to have no online filter. Posting sexy pictures of themselves, and revealing details about their personal lives that no one has any business knowing. Well I guess it is just confiding in your 500 closest followers, I mean "friends".
Here are some of the real life posts (paraphrased) I have seen on Facebook from "friends", acquaintances, and family members. Needless to say some of the these people were unfriended.
- I cannot wait to get high!
- Thanks, all of you "so called" friends for not telling me my a**hole husband was cheating. F*** you all!
- Obama is the devil!
- He hit it so good last night...
- Can you believe he wants me to get an abortion?
- Did the walk of shame this morning. Just woke up at some guys house. Yikes!
I am sorry but it is very hard not to judge people who say these things basically to the world. I once asked a friend of my sister's why she would want to post a particular thing online, and her response was, "because I can". Fair enough answer I suppose, but I guess one might also want to address the question of "should I?". Just because you can, does not mean you should.
I think sometimes people forget that their future bosses, future in-laws, and possibly their children will see these posts. Once it's online there are no takesies-backsies.