Has Posting Pictures Online Become Too Complicated???
The power of social media to sway what we think and how we react has always amazed me. It takes the idea that people believe anything they see on TV and expands it to a space where the content is publicly generated and always flowing. It’s no longer confined to the evening news or Hollywood entertainment shows. From Facebook to Twitter, Instagram to Snapchat we share, like and analyze everything we see. We give lasting power to moments snatched out of a few seconds in time. Most often this leads to the assumption of relationship activity between people.
When you are accustomed to seeing folk detail and broadcast so many aspect of life you cant help but try to fill in the blanks yourself. You see images in the gym regularly leads you to think things, you see images in sexy revealing outfits it makes you think things and if you see pictures of people socializing with any regularity or at certain types of functions you think things.
We’ve all done it. I know I have. “I don’t know what they’re doing but they clearly enjoy each others company.” It could be harmless or it could be the case of hiding in the open. Privacy is a touchy digital thing when so many present their relationships as open books.
In any case the question remains, “Do you think posting pictures online has become too complicated?” Do you ever do what the folk in the video above do before posting? To post or not to post? Crop? Don’t crop? Tag? Share the Location?
Decisions, decisions. Life used to be so much simpler….