There is an ongoing debate in the online special needs community about over-sharing. Are we mom and dad bloggers stepping over the line when we share stories and details about our kids and their special needs? It's a heated debate, a thing, a downright brouhaha.
The best intentions can't really stop these guys, but adopting a best-practices approach to data security can make your online world more secure. Here are some of the things you can do in 2016 to help avoid the living hell of identity theft and other identity-related crimes.
If you are like me, your maiden voyage into motherhood was accompanied by lots of advice. People you don't even know approach you to congratulate you. It's lovely, but then suddenly, they're uncaging hairy, snarling words like "vaginal wall" and "third degree." Some things are better left unsaid.
We all have our crew of friends that we've been tight with forever. And in that group of friends, there are always a couple of dudes who stand out. Fo...
Welcome to the Internet in the 21st century: where teenagers pretend to be 30-year-olds, and 30-year-olds act like teenagers. Let's change that, OK?
We'll never know for sure just how tight or too tight the actual garment fit was for this fashionista's ill-gotten fame, for that question is not politically correct enough to ask and make an issue of -- or is it?
Yes, we've all done it. Made a comment that we wish we could immediately retract but as one of my favorite sayings goes, "You can't unscramble an egg." Try as you might, it's often difficult to recover from a verbal misstep. Or worse, an entire conversation you wish you could retract!
Why was my alleged oversharing potentially damaging to my son's future? Because we should be ashamed of his illness? Or because the writers who criticize me are ignorant about mental illness? Would you like to know what is actually damaging to my son and his future?
My Facebook feed is filled with all types of people who range in experiences, maturity, lifestyle, opinion, and willingness to share. For the most part, I enjoy hearing about people's lives. But there's always somebody on your list that goes a little too far. Sometimes that person can be you. Here are six things that you should never write about on Facebook and the reasons why.
Other parents understand the urge to brag about every little thing, but social media is a give and take. Be thoughtful about what you're sharing, why and with whom. And make sure to comment, like, or otherwise interact with what friends and family post to keep it, you know, social.
I am an oversharer. There is no other way to say it. If I have your attention, I will tell you my life story in less than four minutes. I am known for sharing too much information, for giving the kinds of details that make others uncomfortable.
It was the photo entitled "Puppy in a Onesie" that put me over the edge. Before that it'd been something of a slow burn. I knew on some conscious level that my sense of irritation was increasing but the gravity of the subject was so minor that I ignored the agitation.
When it comes to sharing, it's not just about you. It's also the information you share about others, starting with those closest to you.
When teens consider the concept of addiction, they likely think about cigarettes and substance abuse, but oversharing on social media doesn't always register as a cause for concern.
Forget trips to the psychic. Increasingly, Facebook has become our conduit for talking to the dearly departed.