September 21, 2011
Facebook has recently changed the way we organise our relationships online, making it easier to decide who sees what by grouping our “friends” into lists.
For me it couldn’t come sooner because, much to my surprise, recent events have made me realise that my life on Facebook and other social networks was just too public.
Sometimes my friends have complained that I “take over” their Facebook or Google+ homepage because of the volume of content I share, both professionally and personally. But no more.
Events in my personal life made me sit back and question, really for the first time, why we post what we do and what it’s telling us about the way we think and live our lives. For a while, I’ve worried that social networks can be a distraction from real life, can reduce our productivity and potentially warp the way that we understand friendship.