Friday, July 15, 2011
I think we might be moving from the Information Age into the Too-Much-Information Age.

We all have our own Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Blogger, MySpace, Whatever account now. It's just so easy to hop online and announce, "Hey, I just caught my oven on fire." If we're in a good mood, we can celebrate with all our cyber friends. And if something ticks us off, we can rant, rant, rant.

But I've noticed... My mood will come and go, but my words online stay...forever--or quite a while, at least. If I get upset with old stupid-face for calling me stinky-pants, and type out a vindictive little eulogy for him/her on my facebook page, everyone and their dog can read it and see just how upset I am.

The next day, my mood might change--it probably will--and friends are still writing me, "what'd stupid-face do this time? What'd he/she say to you?" If only I'd waited 24-hours to rant, my anger would've drained out and I wouldn't have anything nasty to write. Now everyone thinks I'm bipolar because I just sent stupid-face a cow on FarmTown five minutes ago.

Okay, that really didn't happen in real life, but can't you so easily see it happening? It just seems like we can learn way more than we want to know about people these days, and I can't tell if that's a good thing or bad.

I guess it depends on your thought process. So what are you? A dude-have-you-never-heard-of-privacy or a Ooh-juicy-details-spill-all-the-juicy-details kind of person?


  1. I have RESISTED all of this - except my blog - up until the last week or two. Now that I'm finally joining the party, I'm amazed by everything I see. And wondering how much I really want to participate other than talking about books and writing. I'm a pretty private person.

  2. I do like to share things about my life up to a point. Some things people wouldn't want to know and I wouldn't want them to know. LOL

    We do have too much info at our fingertips. I'm really torn whether it's a good thing or bad thing.

  3. I try to balance it; some personal, some professional. And yeah, sometimes just can't help the occasional TMI slip:)

  4. I'm only on blogger and try to limit my TMI. I think that's one of the reasons I'm not on Twitter or Facebook. :)


  5. This is SO TRUE. I'm often shocked by how much people will share on Twitter, Facebook, or blogs. I tend to keep my drama to myself. :)

    Your pictures of Lydia are ADORABLE!!! What a sweetheart.

  6. I do try to limit my TMI. I mean really! No one cares about my boring life. ;)

  7. I really work at limiting the TMI- We want people to enjoy coming by and getting to know us- but as you mentioned, we really don't want things to pop up on Google alert five years later.
    Nice post. Cheers~

  8. Think I prefer to limit some of what I say! But I'm taking the next 2 weeks out from blogging etc - almost at overload... and not writing enough. I'm sure it sounds familiar!