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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How much is too much on fb?

I've watched the drama unfold on fb with lesbians who break up with their partners or have been dumped. Yes, we lesbians do sometimes have more than our fair share of drama. Some of the fb posts are ugly, others, rather pathetic. Some of the trash talking is a bit much.

The other morning I opened fb to find that a former high school classmate had taken to fb about her husband cheating on her and leaving her. Now it's not that anyone has posted any of the gory details, just the facts m'am. Well, that and the unspoken plea for sympathy.

On a certain level I can understand the need for a kind ear, sympathy and support, but to broadcast it to all your fb friends? I think that's a bit much. After my breakup, rather than taking to fb, I sought out a few key friends who were very supportive. I personally think that's the way to go.

There are some people who constantly post their status on fb, whatever that status may be. I guess it's a good thing that today's seniors aren't so tech savvy, so they can't post their maladies and the status of their regularity. Is this what we 40 somethings have to look forward to when we are seniors? Sheesh! I don't even want to think about it.

What do you think?

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cardiogirl said...

I was going to say that the internet allows a huge amount of anonymity so nothing seems to be off limits. However, FB is not in that category.


I do think there are people out there who really are an open book. In person and online. I'm not one of them so I find it really surprising that someone would broadcast such personal info.

I also turn to my inner circle of friends when I just have to vent. Plus, with intense stuff like that what are you supposed to say to that person on their wall?

Angela Cooper said...

I totally agree with you. Your close circle of friends are the ones who will be there for you when you vent. But to announce on FB is opening yourself up to a lot, I mean, A LOT of opinions that hopefullly one would be ready for.

Jen said...

I agree blasting something like that on FB is not a wise thing to do for so many different reasons. However, I remember being in a situation like that and wanting to tell the world because I wanted everyone to know what an ass he was. Thankfully there was no FB back then.

Lin said...

I don't do much on FB, mostly just lurk to see what all the other goofs are posting. It always amazes me what people will put out there for others to know. I will pass on that, thank you.

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