The explosion of social networking has given the masses an all-access pass to the private lives of anyone (and everyone) who jumps into the virtual ocean. Experience sharing among online communities continues to grow exponentially – but really, there's just some sh*t I don't need you to share with me. No really, your mom may have taught you to share, but seriously, discretion anyone?
Let me provide a few examples:
Your Manly / Girly Bits. You may think your nekkid private areas are the cats meow and warrant any given nicknames you've been given – but that doesn't mean the world needs to see them. Once you put those fun bits out there, there's no turning back. They are fair game to all those who are looking and spreads faster than butter on a hot day. Anthony Weiner anyone? Bleh. VERDICT: Thumbs down.
Your Restaurant Review. There's nothing more powerful than personal network referrals, especially when it comes to dining. There are several mobile applications that make facilitate the review of your dining experience (Yelp, Urban Spoon, Google Places) with an online audience. You may think that no one really cares, but trust me we're listening. Eat. Drink. Be merry. Then share! VERDICT: Thumbs up.
Your Acts of Vandalism or Violence. This seems ridiculously obvious and I can't believe I even have to even say this, but lo and behold there are people who still do this, everyday. If you are stupid enough to riot and set things a blaze (yes, I'm talking about you Canuck fans), or go on a paintball shooting spree – then post it to Facebook for your friends to see – you sure as hell better be prepared to be caught. VERDICT: Thumbs down.
Your Attendance to an Event or Concert. As hard as we try, we can't be in more than one place at a time. The laws of physics have put the kibosh on this. But what we CAN do is share the awesomesauce events, concerts, benefits, etc. with our online networks – and make them feel like they are there, too! For instance, this weekend…Read more...