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I think that this has been a problem for about as long as we've had internet communities, but the problem seems worse lately. People tend to post things on the internet that I'm a little uncomfortable reading and that make me wonder if they've really thought about exactly who is reading it.

LJ was bad enough, but at least you had to think there. With Twitter and Facebook status updates, though, it's become a bigger problem. Several times I've found myself wondering what, if anything, I should respond to a Tweet or an update. For instance, yesterday I found out that a grade school friend had lost her younger brother. She had recently friended me on Facebook (after years of not being in touch) and so now I'm getting a front row seat to watch her process that grief via status updates. 4 so far. It's not that the updates are offensive or that it inconveniences me to read them. It's just that it feels like I'm invading her privacy and I wonder how she'll feel later when she realizes how much of herself she's exposed.

Then there's the updates from people that I haven't talked to in years and wasn't close to when I knew them. I'm just getting a little closer look at some people's lives that I'm interested in.

I wonder if the novelty will wear off soon or if I'm doomed to spend the rest of my life knowing what the person who had third period Algebra with me thirteen years ago had for breakfast.
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This has always been the one thing I've hated about Facebook. Just the fact that this information is so out there for anyone to access... There are certain things I don't want to know and things I do want to know. I just don't know where to draw the line sometimes. However, it's fair to say that Facebook friends put up all this for display, so they do want others to know what's going on with their lives. It takes away some of this guilt of invading their privacy, but it still bothers me about how much people put out for show. Especially with photos..

Oh, god, yes.

Like, if you read fanficrants at all, you are GUARANTEED to find tmi in the comments. It's tradition, these days.

Yes! If anyone doesn't know exactly how every single mechanical aspect of sex works (in detail), it's only because they haven't been reading FFR carefully enough.

Is it odd that the word musings just looks cool?

Anyways, it is always going to be like that. I just don't pay attention to it, and I in turn do not share my personal life on Facebook.

I don't care about it enough to.

And this is exactly why I don't participate in Facebook like sites. That way when people learn stuff about me it's because they asked, not because I thought it more convenient to give all my friends (and the most of casual-in-passing acquaintances) a status update on MyFace.

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