Meagan's Still Figuring It All Out: Over-Sharing
Meagan questions whether we're over-sharing on social media and shares her problems with those 'relationship goals' posts
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I grew up to social media platforms being extremely limited until I was about 18 years old.
You probably have no idea what I’m referring to but we used to have these pages called Blinkz and Xanga before MySpace and then Facebook popped. The first 2 were set up like blogs and I used to post about big events in my life. You could share your opinions and thoughts as easily as you can do on Twitter these days but on those platforms, you had to allow people to follow you. It wasn’t open.
So this brings me to the whole idea of – are we over sharing now that we have open social media platforms? I think we do.
Hear me out.
People share everything and anything between Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. Do we really want to know that you just took a shower? That you’re about to leave to see your best friend? That you can’t find your left shoe? Those are details that don’t need to be shared on a daily basis.
Now, we occasionally make those tweets and that’s totally cool but doing it every day is a bit too much. I think I’ve watched 9 snaps in a row of people just simply driving to work. I’ve seen Insta Stories of couples watching TV together. Am I missing something? Am I not social media worthy as I keep so much to myself?
My favorite social media over-sharing is relationships. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing those “relationship goals” posts but when you share every detail of your relationship are you really happy? Do you like letting strangers know your every move? I don’t know about you, but after the 9th week of the same #MCM, I’m bored of seeing your Instagram on my feed.
I’m currently not in a relationship but I have someone in my life. I could post about him, but I don’t. He doesn’t show up in my Insta Stories but he’s at the same locations as me. I feel like I don’t need to point out every detail of what I’m doing. It helps our relationship grow between the two of us than having it aired out to people on socials who are going to start speculating and then I’ve got a lot of explaining to do if it doesn’t work out.
It’s cool and its fun knowing about the fun stuff you do in your life. I love knowing what my friends are up to or old friends from high school but I don’t need to know that your boyfriend got mad that you didn’t make him your #MCM or that your left shoe is missing for the 6th time this week.
Do you guys think that sometimes you see people sharing things they should keep private?
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