Global News called me recently in relation to a story they were doing. I was asked to comment about the phenonemon of “oversharing” via social media.
The gist of what I said is that while posting something on line may make you feel better in the short term, be careful that you don’t trade a short sense of release for a longer term of pain. Just like it’s better not to drunk dial the phone, don’t post things to Facebook or Twitter than may come back to haunt you.
Facebook can be a great way to find old friends and keep in touch with people who live far away. But use it with caution. Once something is up on the web, it takes on a life of its own. Years from now, people may still find those nasty words you said to a now long-ago ex boyfriend. Consider whether you would want a future employer, a client or your grandmother to read what you just said.