The Internet is a game-changer. It has revolutionized how we talk, connect, share information, and live out lives. Many times we turn to the web for breaking news, gossip, and info before to seek out other sources. So, it’s no surprise that the Internet has become an integral part of our lives.
But when is it too much?
Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube allow people to connect, converse, and discuss what’s important to them. But at what point do people began sharing too much?
Recently, I was sent a link to a video by a young woman named Violet. In the video, Violet silently shares, through handwritten cue cards, that she has been abused by her father, a cousin, and her brothers. Although Violent says she was once afraid, she said she made the video to help others who experience abuse.
The video, apart of the “if you really knew me” meme, is haunting, emotional, and shocking. But does it serve its purpose? Or is it just another case of over-sharing online?