When was the last time we did something great and not shared that information on social networking sites? Be it a photo or video of your kids, a picture of yourself, dogs, nature or link from a website, or videos from YouTube or Vimeo and not shared that information on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Renren, Kaixin01 or 51.com?
OK. I will take that question a little further.
When was the last time you thought about sharing the picture/video/link even before you took that action? How many of you thought about checking Facebook or other social site to see if someone has “like” your picture or your post and if yes, how many of them commented it?
I think we know the answer. I am thinking of posting this article on my blog and also thinking about putting it on Twitter and Google+ and making sure it’s public.
I understand that human beings are a social in nature and we have been sharing information from our inception. I also understand that by sharing, one really opens up about themselves to a whole new world of information.
It still amazes me how fast we have come to the concept of sharing the most intimate details about one’s life without any inhibitions. Your “Thoughts” . Be it a song, a picture or the fact that we are sharing minute details of our life, which few years back were considered TMI are now a part of sharing and no one seems to object it. Every new feature rolled in by Facebook as default or any other social network sites, pushes that boundary an inch further. There are certain things which we think today cannot be shared on these social networking sites. For e.g. my salary, my 401(K) investments and so on; but seriously, how close we are to that fact that we are living in a naked community where sharing comes first, and then the after thoughts of sharing?