There are many different sides to my online presence. Twitter is the public one—the place where I think carefully about everything I post (my boss watches it, dudes). This blog? Well, this blog is this blog—it defies categorization. But facebook, now that’s the place I go when I just want to be me. Because my facebook network is small, I don’t have to watch myself so carefully.
Short funny quips meant to entertain my family. Whiny statuses meant to elicit sympathy. Purely informational updates that let my nearest and dearest know when something big happens. Those are just a few of the things that go into my facebook feed.
It’s a pretty decent snapshot of my day-to-day state of mind. I didn’t realize how good, until I plugged it all in to the My Year In Status app:
My favorite? “Just saw a chicken cross the road. But I still don’t know why.” But that is a story for another post.
It’s ridiculous how much I let the world wide web know about my innermost thoughts and feelings. What about you? Are your status updates particularly revealing? Or do you keep things personal?
As a side note, what do you suppose anthropologists will say about all this 500 years from now?