Everybody’s got a “friend” that continually posts way too much information (TMI) on a number of social networking sites. You know, the person that’s checking into Target on Facebook telling me they’re buying socks. As if I really care.
90% of adults surveyed thought that people shared too much.
Some of the Pet Peeves for oversharing are the “Constant Complainers”, “Explicit Photos” and Too Much Information (TMI) in general. The numbers indicate that far more people are turned off by these types of posts while a small percentage of users will admit to that type of behavior.
If you are over sharing on a smartphone you might consider that youre 33% more likely to be a victim of identity theft and 78% of ex-burglars interviewed in Britain believe thieves use sites like Facebook and Foursquare to identfiy targets.
In another survey, 1/3 of respondents admitted they had unfriended someone for putting up too many photos online, while one fifth said they had got sick of friends who ‘liked’ too many pages.
So the next time you’re about to check-in or post ask yourself “who really cares?”
Thanks to the folks at online-education.net for the infographic.