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Re: Results
  • 4/14/2013 9:13:20 PM
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"....our actions seem to shift with our whims and moods."

 

Human nature ? 

Re: Can I Change My Vote?
  • 4/14/2013 9:11:40 PM
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"  However, it isn't in Facebook's best interest to educate users on how to do that." 

@Seth    I am glad you caught this major obstacle to education of users - those sites  in most need of education in terms of use are the  very sites that would be most hurt by education.

Re: Can I Change My Vote?
  • 4/14/2013 9:07:32 PM
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Funny the definition of sharing seems to be something I have been guilty of for a long time : )  

Seriously though, I agree with Broadway that we don't have to participate and can also appreciate @rbaz when he says complaining is part of the charm of it all as well.

Re: Can I Change My Vote?
  • 4/14/2013 5:48:51 PM
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Yesterday, I was at a coffee shop and a man that I had only met once before three to four months ago, informed me that he was living with his X-wife and the problems with the marriage.  My point being that those who tend to over-share will do it verbally, written or I don't know - performance art. 

When it comes to oversharing our likes or allowing companies to post on our timelines, I think education is the key that a person can choose who can see those post.  I often choose "Only myself" or remove the company once I'm done with it. 

However, it isn't in Facebook's best interest to educate users on how to do that. 

Re: Can I Change My Vote?
  • 4/14/2013 4:03:44 PM
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Broadway I tend to agree however for most users no plan exist and building an interactive brand on social media is not of consideration as they are navigating by the seat of their pants oblivious to the power and pitfalls of this new found toy.

Re: Can I Change My Vote?
  • 4/14/2013 3:37:43 PM
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@rbaz, I am no social media guru, but I do believe that a secret to building an interactive brand -- personal or business -- is consistency -- in tone, frequency, topics, etc.

Re: Can I Change My Vote?
  • 4/13/2013 5:08:15 PM
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I don't believe we fit consistently in one category as we change our social media habits with the weather. One minute we use the board as an open diary and the next we become secretive about most anything. I wonder how often or frequent the settings get changed. We complaint as that is part of the appeal.

Re: Can I Change My Vote?
  • 4/13/2013 4:37:17 PM
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The beauty of social media is that you can unfollow, unfriend, unlink -- whatever -- if you don't like it is that someone is doing. Why complain? Just vote with your feet.

Re: Can I Change My Vote?
  • 4/12/2013 3:03:04 PM
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@kq4ym,

I say share whatever you want to share, who cares if it's "oversharing" or not?  What  does it even mean to overshare on social media?  Isn't the whole point of the platform to bring people closer together?  Instead, it's oversaturated with useless nonsense like "omg, totally ate a cheeseburger today #usedtobevegan".  I think social media would be a lot more interesting for people if they spoke more about their feelings towards stuff.

To me, it seems the biggest problem is that most people are "friends" with people online who they wouldn't be friends with in real life.  Thus, rather than care about what this person has to say, they're "inconveniencing" you by showing you they're more than just a screen name or Twitter handle.

Re: Results
  • 4/12/2013 2:56:11 PM
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"We're a skittish society torn between conflicting demands for publicity and privacy -- and our actions seem to shift with our whims and moods."

@Alexis,

Very well said.  To add to that I would even argue that the very same people that are complaining about people oversharing are doing the exact same thing to their followers.

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