Can We Say T.M.I.? The Top Things People Overshare On Social Media
You are guilty as charged! Baby pics with wide, toothless Gerber smiles, throw-back Thursday snapshots with high top fades, and candids in your old school bubble prom dresses – raise your hand if you’ve ever posted one or more of these things on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Chronicling your life on social media is the “it” thing nowadays. Folk post stuff like, “enjoying a night out with the hubs, feeling so loved right now.” But the question is…do you really? How can you be when you’re too busy posting memories on Facebook rather than creating them with your boo? Social media may be making us less social, but we are certainly sharing more than ever — including a few not-so-innocent things no one really needs or wants to know.
Ranting and raving about how horrible your boss is for increasing your workload and shift hours could get you fired. If you are running your mouth about how much you hate him or her and the job too, you just may find yourself without a paycheck.
Pics of your uterus should be shown to loved ones and close friends — not your entire social media network. The black and white ultrasound needs to be off limits, as well as the updated 3-D versions. It’s too much.
Keep your expletives to yourself or call a friend and blow off some steam. Cursing out someone on Twitter or Facebook doesn’t accomplish much, especially when you don’t name names, yet always mention “You know who you are!” Do they?
Can’t lose those extra pounds or figure out why your child is crying? Don’t unleash your frustrations on Facebook and Twitter. Take those bitter thoughts to a friend who can offer sound advice and not an empathizing emoticon. You still be just as frustrated after whining for attention online.
We don’t need a blow by blow account of how many poopy diapers you’ve had to change or how you had to clean up projectile vomit from the floor and your hair. Suffering a migraine due to a severe hangover is definitely T.M.I. We don’t want those visuals. Honestly!
Baby Mama/Daddy Drama
If you are mad at the hubs/boyfriend/father of your child for something he didn’t do with your son or daughter, don’t vent on social media. If your baby daddy didn’t pay child support, try not to disclose that info on social media. And if your baby mama is telling your baby bad things about you, take it up with her. Don’t unleash your fury on Facebook or Twitter. Work the issue out like two civil adults.
Baby Photo Gallery Overload
Boy do I have the most adorable baby in the world. At least I think so. And so do millions of other parents like me, who probably take several pics of them each day. But what I don’t do is post them all to Facebook. Your child should not grow up in the digital world. You don’t want a Facebook baby and Instababy on your hands. They didn’t sign up for that.
Don’t be hypocritical and cast that first stone. There’s no doubt you live in a glass house too. Just because you do something one way, doesn’t mean that’s how it has always been done. Don’t beat folk up on social media for not seeing things your way — or not being at church Sunday morning.
We won’t attend. Don’t even send a Facebook invite Quit being negative and making ridiculously mean and callous comments about yourself so you can get some likes or a concerned, “What’s wrong?” from a friend. Anyone who really thinks they’re an ugly, fat loser isn’t going to tell the world.
Sure, you got a promotion and that’s something to celebrate. But don’t slide in there how much money you have and how you’re gonna make it rain now. It’s a sign of arrogance and it grates peoples’ nerves.
Even if you feel like your opinion is the only and right one, get off your soapbox and high horse. Yes, it’s your page, but it’s read by many. You don’t want to come across as someone who thinks they are an always-right, know-it-all.
Practice some self control and ease up on the selfie pics, which annoy people to no end. No one wants to be flooded with several pics of you in slightly different positions – not on Facebook nor on Instagram.
Sharing Your Whereabouts
Why let everyone know you’re not home? Sure, you go out on the town all the time and want the world to see the upscale restaurants you dine in or the lavish vacay you’re on, but we don’t need to know where you are all the time.
Taking Awkward Photos
Pictures of your feet or of shots of you while on the toilet trying to be cute are unacceptable. There’s absolutely no reason that would ever be necessary. Beyond not posting these pics, you probably shouldn’t be taking them to being with.
#Overuse of Hashtags
#itmakethings#hardtoread#whenyoucould#justtype#acompletesentence#withouthashtags. Don’t inundate photos with unnecessary hashtags. It’s a downright annoying distraction that takes away from the photos.