We share tons of personal information on social networking sites, especially on Facebook, and the line has blurred between basic social media and over sharing the details of our lives!
A study from Harvard found that our brains respond to sharing personal information the same way they respond to pleasure triggers like food or money!
Here are a few examples of over sharing:
Your bad taste in music – Many music streams post EVERY song you listen to on your Facebook page
Sleazy video links – Some Facebook apps like Socialcam use eye-catching headlines, and the spam-like titles of videos you view automatically pop up on your profile.
Your date of birth - Putting your full date of birth on any social networking site means strangers are privy to information that can be used to steal your identity.
You drink WAY too much – Friends or apps can now tag your location via Facebook. But maybe you don’t want everyone to know you’re visiting that neighborhood dive bar for the fourth night this week!
Giving too much info about your family – Tagging or naming younger children on Facebook can be a dangerous move, offering up too much information and enabling a breach of privacy.
Mr. G tried to make fun of Dan for his limited Facebook presence, but it all backfired on him (as usual):
See all 7 ways you are over sharing info from the Huffington Post and take our poll:
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