Social networking has completely changed the way we communicate. We have more outlets to meet new people, more ways to connect with friends and family and the ability to share any and every thing we choose, all good things right? Well yes, usually these things are good but one thing about social networking that I haven’t really thought of until recently is how much we share. Apparently, like they say, too much of a good thing can be bad.
Today there is no longer a value in privacy. Any and every feeling we feel is now put on Facebook or some other social media. When did we lose the value of our privacy? When did we become so willing to share our every problem (and successes) with the world? When did it become okay to publicly put our relationship arguments on walls or feeds for everyone to see?
It’s just disgusting. I’ve seen friends post about how they’re cheating on their significant other, posts about arguments in a marriage, posts about family problems and even post where people just simply bad mouth their exes for sport. (Ex: _____ is a whore) Really, I’ve seen it all.
Why do we feel the need to get all of our friends, our acquiantances, people we barely even know, involved in the messes we’ve made with the people who actually matter? I just don’t understand what happened to talking it out. Sure, you can get advice from friends on where to go from here but really, why shout it out to the whole world?
It’s amazing how much respect I’ve lost for people who do this type of thing. I think there are just some things that should be kept private and between the party involved.
Now, I’m no saint when it comes to the occasional overshare (especially via twitter or path) but I can honestly say I would never post my serious relationship issues as my status or tweet for the whole world to see.
I don’t need or want the world knowing every little detail about my life. They can share in my success but never my downfall.
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- lovekassia said: I think that to myself ALL the time! And when I saw that marriage post earlier, I was thinking to myself, “this is between you and your wife, and she is going to be LIVID when she reads this!”… And she was. But my biggest pet peeve on social networking, is when people…
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