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    Posted February 17, 2014 by
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    Are You Guilty Of Over Sharing on Social Media Platforms

    Are You Guilty of OverSharing on Social Media Networks

    So many times we push that button without thinking. How many times in a tipsy state have we posted something we shouldn’t have? So what is considered over sharing? Should everything you’re doing be posted on social media? Before there was social media, did you tell everybody about every single little thing you did? Did you take photos of yourself more then once a day, once a week, or once a month?

    Here are eight ideas you shouldn’t be tweeting or posting to social media networks.
    1. Selfie’s all day long.
    2. Photographs of bowel movements.
    3. Tweets from the bathroom.
    4. Questionable racy photographs with sexual implications.
    5. Photographs of your TV.
    6. Photographs of your own body parts, scars, and cuts.
    7. Stool samples of your animals or pets.
    8. Politically incorrect photographs.

    Basically think before you share, so many of us are addicted to the smart phone, the average person looks at their smart phone 110 times a day that’s an average of every six seconds.

    Peak hours are between 5 PM and 8 PM, another statistic the average user checks their smart phone 9 times an hour.

    Maybe it’s time for an intervention, so how do we stop over sharing? How can we delay sending a message that will cause you to say, “Oh, oh no I shouldn’t have posted that!” Rule number one never post while intoxicated.

    Here is a Solution.

    There is a great app called BufferApp, BufferApp makes your life easier and schedules the content you find. Basically you can fill your buffer with all your posts, and it will do all your posts automatically at a scheduled time of day. This gives you a chance to review all post before they are posted.
    Remember over sharing any negative or damaging information on any social media platform could cause more harm than good.

    Here are a couple of examples.

    Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. JUST KIDDING. I’m white!

    Facebook Post
    An Applebee’s employee decides to share a picture of a receipt. The photo was of where the customer crossed out automatic 18% tip on parties of eight or more. The customer wrote” I give God 10% why do you get 18? ” The employee was then let go and lost her job for posting this on Facebook.

    The moral of the story is to think before you post and don’t post stupid content. Keep an eye on yourself, develop the habit, to think not once, not twice, but three times, before you push the send button, I encourage all posters, think deep, before you push SEND.
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