Are you someone who tends to share too much on social media?
What constitutes oversharing, and how can you recognize when you’ve crossed that line?
Does the concept of oversharing even exist?
In a recent study conducted at Penn State, researchers monitored the online activity of 110 active Twitter users, analyzing nearly 7,000 tweets over the course of a month.
The study focused on information shared by these users, such as location and relationship status.
The findings raise concerns about users’ limited recollection of what they share on social media, potentially leading to privacy and security issues.
The research suggests that oversharing isn’t linked to specific demographics like income, age, race, or occupation, but is more prevalent among individuals with lower education levels and females.
Oversharers, in particular, seem to forget the cumulative details they disclose over time, creating opportunities for online bad actors to profile, manipulate, and surveil individuals.
To address this issue, the study recommends that social media platforms develop features to help users track their sharing behaviors.