What is it about Social Media?

Remember how in young days, we would write diaries or maintain journals logging personal experiences and feelings of each day. We would even go to great lengths to make sure they don’t fall in anybody’s hands. Hence, stowing them away in locked drawers or in non-obvious places.

But in the last five years or so, the scenario has greatly changed. Diaries and journals have given away to Facebook, Twitter, blogs etc. But the only difference here is that instead of hiding away, we shout aloud our innermost thoughts and display minutest details of our life; be it social, private, sexual etc. for the world to hear, see and know. Not only we don’t hesitate and feel awkward in baring our life to complete strangers on the social media but we feel proud and justified in doing so.

So here’s my question: What is it about Social Media that lets our tongues loose and makes us shed our inhibitions? Are we slowly turning into internet exibitionists?

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