Do we share too much online?

This article from Media Bistro, written in June, has even more relevance now that the Olympics have concluded for another four years.

A number of Australian athletes (and I’m sure this occurred with athletes from other nations) admitted or were criticised for their overzealous use of social media. So the question is, do we share too much online?

A recent survey of adults in the US saw 90% agree that those who use social media can share too much. Have a look at the infographic on what people share…



Where the real dangers lie in social networking use

US teacher librarian Doug Johnson has written an excellent post on where real and perceived dangers lie in social media use.

His grandson was concerned about serial killers tracking him down. But as Doug explains,

by far the most likely threat that Paul or any of us face in any online presence is what we do to ourselves by posting in thoughtless ways that may impact our reputations.

Often we overshare details of our lives that should never be published. We forget about these details and move on, yet they are there on the internet for anyone to find and draw conclusions from.

Read the whole post here. It’s brief and very worthwhile reading.