Friday, July 9, 2010

Too Much Information

It seems like we live in a day in age where people have no qualms about posting too much information on the Internet. Blogs, twitter, facebook and Internet forums offer up a platform to people who are listening. And with these easily accessible communities it is becoming increasingly popular to see people posting things they really don't need to be posting.

Today my brother-in-law's facebook status was "cooked his wiener at Wreck Beach today" And he wasn't talking about his hot dog. Wreck beach is a nudey beach here which I have yet to go to because I'm terrified to find my brother-in-law cooking his wiener there. Now, don't get me wrong, it's not like I'm not concerned about my brother-in-law's well being, or that he now has lobster cock...(makes me think of the B-52s Rock Lobster-I have a feeling I am going to be singing Cock Lobster for the rest of the night) It's just that I don't want to think about his wiener, him at Wreck beach, or anything else nude related when it comes to my family.

Today, I also found out that a girl I knew from high school is pregnant but doesn't know if she wants to keep the baby. Wow, if that isn't inappropriate for posting on the Internet, I don't know what is. You are talking about having an abortion, and I don't think the severity of that decision should be trivialized by posting it as a status update. It's akin to posting about cheating on your husband, tactless and ridiculous.

You know me, I am all about smashing down the door of modesty. I post things in my blog that are good for a laugh, I leave comments that are tacky and rude, I share things about me that people don't necessarily NEED to know, but I keep it clean and fun. Somethings should be kept behind closed doors, if not for the person posting its sake, but also for the readers sake. I mean, next time I see my brother-in-law, I will feel the urge to ask if he put aloe on his burn, his burning being on his balls. I might be kidding around with my brother-in-law, but in all honesty, there is such thing as too much information and it is floating all around cyberspace.


Noelle Pierce said...

Yikes! I tell you what, yikes!

Sandie Dent said...

Funnily enough I made a film about this on Friday night... but have decided not to post it as I used the analogy of "naked, semi-naked and fully clothed" to represent the different types of internet poster... and I did each section in that naked/semi-clothed/clothed state.

Ha ha... what can I say? It was a good idea but to post the film would be to put myself firmly in the category of "naked poster" - and I'm not!!