jul 5

The Overshare War

Good column on this whole over-sharing debate: The Overshare War. "I think the people who complain about oversharing are snobs. They want their art filtered, processed, sanitized and read-only. They don't object to emotion per se, they just want it managed and packaged for them."


It's just the classic "if you don't like it, ignore it" internet rule, on a larger scale. You'd think it'd be easier for complainers to ignore an oversharing blog since it's not like all blogs are aggregated onto one site and you're not being forced to look at their facial pictures. It's just drama for the sake of drama.

posted by BradOFarrell at 1:44 PM on July 5, 2008

Yeah, but there's a difference between literature and just, "Dear Interweb, I really want to sleep with (name here) because (stupid reason here).
Twitter can be oversharing (do I really need to know that someone is picking lint from toenails? Does anyone?)
It's also intent that decides what oversharing is.

posted by Ironic at 10:52 AM on July 6, 2008

Gawd, Ironic, you really don't *GET* Twitter, do you? (Sneer)

posted by Catbird at 12:08 PM on July 6, 2008

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