I wonder why some people feel the need to live their lives so publicly via social media. I don’t mean a simple tweet about what you had for breakfast (although no one cares) but rather the kind of Facebook update where someone declares their undying love in intimate detail. Love him? Tell him, not us.
Don’t get me wrong. I find social media invaluable for learning and sharing as well as for creating and maintaining both personal and professional connections.
There’s an interesting meme going around, where edu bloggers reveal a bit about themselves by responding to a series of questions set by fellow bloggers. The intention is to ‘give readers a look behind the digital masks that writers show outwardly to the world’. While I appreciate being tagged by several of them, I’ve elected not to respond.
I’m quite content behind my digital mask, blogging mostly about education, with an occasional personal post when there is a significant event in my life.
I find it satisfying gradually getting to know people via what and how they write…