Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Is Over Sharing, Caring?
A man walks into a bar........
Once he gets up, he tweets about it, three people Instagram it, Reddit does a whole article on it where people photoshop the man walking into various different objects, Buzzfeed creates a list of the top ten things you do NOT want to walk into, (and a bar doesn't even make the list, Ukraine was No 1) and the man's mum only finds out about it when she sees his pictures on Facebook. (LIKE)
We have a habit of sharing EVERYTHING we do on social media, and yes, I am also including myself in that statement. From our dinners on Instagram, to our hair disasters.
We all like to share what is going on in our lives, (sometimes it's the only way my mother gets to see what I'm up to) but is there such a thing as over sharing?
Over the weekend a teenage girl in America cost her parents over £50,000 after sharing on Facebook the news that her father had won a case against his employers. Guess who forgot about the confidentiality agreement that had been signed? (whoops) Most Expensive Facebook Post EVER?
People can argue that she didn't think, or perhaps thought that it didn't mean she had to be quiet about it, but it is just another case of sharing something on social media that perhaps, you know? Shouldn't be out there.
The same can be said about drunk tweeting, Fun at the time, but the next day? CRINGE.
Just sometimes, sharing just isn't caring. Do I care what was in your babies nappy? (Oh god, don't Instagram it) Do I want to know that you are horny? (Nope) and do I ever want to know that you got up late and are wearing yesterdays underwear? (I think you know the answer to this one)
I like to share what I am doing, some may think that I too, over share, but trust me, if you knew the things that I held BACK, I'm just giving you the tip of the iceberg.
Sometimes the sharing of things, such as a hair bleaching disaster, can be fun, and WHO can forget the sharing that happened on THIS post -> Sexual Healing (cum in the eye anyone?) Other people sharing their misfortunes and being able to laugh at themselves can be a fantastic pick-me-up. We have a giggle and thank God it wasn't us.
So carry on sharing your hair disasters, your tweets about being stuck on the loo with no loo roll, in fact, share with me the most embarrassing thing thats happened to you lately.
Just DON'T share it if you've signed a confidentiality agreement, Ok?
Let me know,
Big Fashionista x x x
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