The Boundaries of Internet Adventures: Share vs Overshare
During my many internet adventures, I’ve discovered a common theme: people share a lot. Online sharing can be a good thing; it’s a way to communicate what is going on in your life. But how much is too much? Are we guilty of oversharing?
Here’s where I think the line should be when it comes to social sharing.
|Your baby looking adorable in a photo you post||Your baby on the potty in a photo you post|
|Posting a photo of yourself in your bathing suit||Posting a photo of yourself in your underwear|
|Generic status updates and tweets about what
you’re up to
|Emotional status updates and tweets with specific
details about your recent break up
|Instagram photos of you on vacation||Instagram photos of self portraits in the mirror
|Sharing secrets on postsecret.com||Sharing secrets on Twitter and Facebook|
|Making the Facebook change from “In a
Relationship” to “Single”
|Asking all of your Facebook friends to set you up
on a date
|Party photos of people having fun||Party photos where people are passed out or
Where do you draw the line with social sharing?