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What I Overshare is None of Your Business!

What I Overshare is None of Your Business!
What I Overshare is None of Your Business!

Ok.  So maybe the title of this article might seem contradictory at first, but hear me out.  We are increasingly living more and more of our lives online, sharing our most and least significant life events with hundreds of our closest friends through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Thanks to social networking, I now know that my ex-boyfriend from 8th grade had leftover pizza and Guinness for breakfast this mornining, that my friend’s ex’s babymama’s sister just broke up with her boyfriend… again, and that my coworker just got her first Brazillian wax and now she’s “sooooo smooth”.  Back in the day, we used to call this TMI (Too Much Information), but now the online community has dubbed a new term for this sort of exibitionism;  “oversharing”


I think I just broke a world record and a toilet bowl at the same time.
@The_Secretcode
Jared J.

And directly proportional to the increase in the amount of oversharing on the web is the increase in the number of people complaining about people oversharing on the web.  You know, the self-appointed “oversharing police” who’s duty it is to shake their internet finger at anyone who airs more than the acceptable threshold of dirty laundry on the internet?  You’ll know the sharing police when you see them.  They often say things like “I can’t believe she’s putting all her business out there like that” or “She should be ashamed” but try as they might, they just can’t seem to find the “unfollow” button. Read the rest of this entry