Thursday, December 22

Oversharing Hypocrisy

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Let me just be clear. I hate oversharing. Hate it, hate it, hate it. Oversharing often makes me hate social media as a whole. But as you can see from the title, I'm a hypocrite about it. And how can I not be? I'm on facebook and I have this little thing called a blog.

People share so much useless information about their lives. Where they are, who they're with, what they're thinking about... You've seen the mundane Twitter Updates ("Woke up, my coffee tastes awful, lol." You've see the vague facebook updates that are designed to make you ask questions ("It's days like theses where I know that no one cares. Everyone's fake, even you.") There's the depressing tumblr reposts that include a pretty picture and some words like "Life isn't worth living." There are people who constantly update, whose updates are never original... the list goes on and on. I'm sure that everyone has their own annoyances. 

But the thing that I hate the most is that I check these things. I read and look at every annoying sentence and picture and comment. I can't stop looking at it. I don't care about anything that people say, but I'm constantly still refreshing and keeping up to date. That's probably the most annoying part of all. 

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  1. I finally got tired of it (sick and tired, in fact) and deleted my FB about a month ago. I had withdrawals for a couple of days (and was doing "status updates" in my head over the course of every single one of those days) but once it was out of my system I loved being away from it ALL. I don't miss it and as long as I have my blog to chat about whatever boring thing piqued my interest that day, I think I'm all good.

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    1. I guess that's true to a degree, but I honestly feel like I'm missing out on so much if I don't have facebook.

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  2. HAHAHA Aki! I hate the constant complainers. They have a husband, home, beautiful children, nice things etc. and they still complain. I want to tell them what about people that don't have any shelter, no food, barely any clothes...THEY are the ones that should be complaining. I've eliminated MANY on FB! :)
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  3. Girl, I recently realized I do this exact thing and it made me sick to my stomach. So I've decided to leave facebook behind. I'm deactivating it for the entire year of 2012! I'm secretly hoping by 2013 facebook will die out like myspace so I won't have any desire to return.

    But don't be too hard on yourself. Many people are guilty of this too! :)

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  4. Eugh I totally agree with you. Just delete your facebook for a while, it'll probs suck for a few days whilst you feel "disconnected" from your friends but after awhile you realise that your best friends will try to talk to you regardless of ease. Phones, msn etc all still exist, and they're a little more personal and private. ^^

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  5. I know what you mean I feel the same way. I read things that people post and think "WTF- How am I even friends with this person?? This shit is annoying- nobody cares!"

    But then I reason that they'd be totally offended if I just deleted them all together. So instead, I just keep on reading the stupid shit they post and have internal fits of rage.

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    1. Internal fits of rage. That very aptly describes my feelings.

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  6. I couldn't agree with you more. I've got a few acquaintances on my friends list who post when they're brushing their teeth, to the moment they find out they're on the dean's list. Haha! It's a little annoying, but similar to you, I get bored... and can't help but to read all of these statuses. :) It's ok, though, because we're in a new era, where these types of things are considered normal.

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  7. P.S. This was fun to read. Interesting topic that got me thinking. :)

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  8. hahahaha so true!! u can't help but read -_- i hv to admit i am guilty of tweeting useless crap at times lol!

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  9. Haha! Love this. It's absolutely true. I do the same thing. I don't really care, but I'm just nosy. :)

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  10. I probably overshare quite a bit...on Twitter, maybe. I have friends on fb who do, for sure, so I just unsubscribe from their feeds or delete them from my list completely. I reserve my Twitter for the blog, and it's kinda difficult to weed out the oversharers and whatnot, especially if you need it to network. I've learned to just look at the profile photos first before even reading the tweets!


    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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    1. That's pretty true. I guess I don't look at social media as too much of a networking tool.

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  11. I hate when that happens. I think it's completely retarded, and I end up commenting and liking something.

    Allie
    thefashionroute.blogspot.com

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  12. i think the complaints are somehow more annoying when i know the person..i am very careful about what i share on either FB or my blog or twitter(least personal i would say)..i have hidden so many from my fb news feed but there are those i silently watch..i feel creepy doing it too..

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  13. People can share what they want, so long as we have the ability to filter them and place them into special groups that we don't have to check as often. ...so we can save the overly obsessive updating until times when we're truly bored/searching for distractions.

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  14. Love this post! this is what really happening to world wide web and i dont understand people doing those personal updates.And sometimes they dont "UPDATE" they "BRAG"..

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  15. I can totally relate. I normally go through my FB feed and unsubscribe from people who overshare mundane things. Sometimes, I silently reply to their random "stupid" comments in my head. lol Even though I want to quit Facebook, I manage an online shop there so I'm still trying to figure out whether I should or shouldn't. :(

    On another note, hope you're having a fun Christmas Aki! xx

    forshoeswefall.blogspot.com

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  16. I feel ya. I am probably the queen of oversharing and hating it at the same time (queen of hypocrisy?). One of my New Years Resolutions is to overshare less......but i'm keeping Twitter so we'll see haha.

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  17. I know what you mean. Nothing is worse than seeing the Facebook updates that say, "Jen just ate a delicious peach." But what is ever worse is the people who comment on it- "Oh Jen, you are always eating the best peaches." "Jen, remember that time we ate a fantastic peach back in high school." "Jen, you look so adorable eating that peach." Ugh....who cares?

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