Monday, September 05, 2011
A question for Facebook users (and non-users)
Full disclosure: for a variety of reasons, I am not on Facebook. That said, I do find it useful that we have a page at my work - we post advocacy updates, events, etc., and I do not have to have my own account to do this.
Most of my friends have FB accounts, and many of you probably do as well - so I ask you, is it me? Or is it incredibly tacky to post very emotionally dramatic stuff on one's Facebook wall for all the world to see? Especially if your profile is not private? And what is the point of doing this over and over again, except maybe for attention?
For instance...one of my friends was horrified awhile back because her spouse announced their separation very publicly on Facebook, even before she could tell all of their friends. I was horrified just hearing about that.
Something similar happened recently with some extended family and it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Maybe it's just me (how many sentences start like that?), but I tend to keep my private stuff between good friends and close family.
What's your take?