I’m as guilty as they come for updating my social media channels with pointless updates, but one new mum took sharing to a whole new level when she live tweeted her home birth to her ‘followers.’
Ruth Iorio decided to go one better and tell everyone about every push, grunt and even her diarrhoea as well (TMI?!) as well as including pictures of her naked and holding her newborn baby.
“Hello world!” said the baby to his army of followers when he eventually emerged.
You see it every day on Facebook and Twitter too. Baby’s explosive poos is just one example.
You start to wonder if there should be some sort of warning posted before some of the tweets (because let’s face it, who wants to be eating their dinner when reading about how someone is having trouble pooing? Yep, seen that one too.
Do we really need to know EVERY thought and whim that goes through random people’s heads?
I’m not sure I want to know their bowel habits, thank you very much.
It’s all well and good tweeting about things that are relevant to your everyday life. However there should be an invisible line that activates whenever someone tries to post something which is far too much information and starts honking out some kind of alarm system.
THAT might stop them in their tracks.
What do you think?
Are you guilty of being an oversharer?
Or are you more reserved?