The Internet is a game-changer. It has revolutionized how we talk, connect, share information, and live out lives. Many times we turn to the web for breaking news, gossip, and info before to seek out other sources. So, it’s no surprise that the Internet has become an integral part of our lives.

But when is it too much?

Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube allow people to connect, converse, and discuss what’s important to them. But at what point do people began sharing too much?

Recently, I was sent a link to a video by a young woman named Violet. In the video, Violet silently shares, through handwritten cue cards, that she has been abused by her father, a cousin, and her brothers. Although Violent says she was once afraid, she said she made the video to help others who experience abuse.

The video, apart of the “if you really knew me” meme,  is haunting, emotional, and shocking. But does it serve its purpose? Or is it just another case of over-sharing online?

 

Clutchettes and Gents…when does sharing our personal lives on the Internet become too much? 

Let’s talk about it! 

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  • Cheree

    Someone in my facebook news feed once posted in order to let all 200 + friends know that she had a miscarriage.

    Although facebook is an easy way to convey intimate life details to the masses, I think that the line should be drawn at personal losses. Seeing “we lost the baby” next to a post by the same person about clothing and whatnot just seems inappropriate.

    • sunshyne84

      Right I had someone post a picture of a tumor or something. That’s not what I want to see in my news feed. Generally I don’t care if people tell intimate details. Some stuff, like the rape, can help others cope. It can be easier to connect with strangers than people you know in real life sometimes. They can be less judgmental and more understanding.

  • Apples

    If depends on one’s idea’s of ‘over sharing’. If you are uncomfortable sharing certain aspects of your life out there, then don’t. However, you must realize that there are tons of others who are comfortable sharing those things. There are those who use social media websites like MySpace and Twitter in hopes of becoming a celebrity, and others like this woman here who channeled her pain into a way that helps others who’ve dealt with the same issues.

    I applaud her, but I’m also worried about her. I only hope she is as prepared for the backlash as she says. I find though many believe themselves to be prepared for this backlash, they break down when feeling the actual pressure. For instance, many will point out the way she dressed in the video and condone everything her family had done. And you wonder why women participated in ‘slut-walks’ smdh