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OFW guide: On social media, oversharing is a no-no

With social media, it seems that people's llives are now an open book. Things like what one ate for lunch, going to the toilet, or ranting about one's boss are par for the course.

However, not everyone is amused with this activity called oversharing, or the revealing of too much information on the web.

"Nakakabuwisit yun e, OA. Yung tipong kakaunting pagkakamali lang lahat sasabihin," said one person interviewed on Lala Roque’s report Friday on GMA-7’s “24 Oras."

"Bakit nila ginagawa yun? Di ko rin alam e," said another.

 "Liking" your own posts

Another activity that gets on the goats of many netizens are those who "like" their own status updates or photographs on social networking site Facebook.

However, some go by the belief of "like your own," such as Raffy Vicente.

"Kung sino yang nagla-like at nagpo-post, huwag na nilang pakialaman, kasi buhay na ng tao iyon," Vicente said.

"Kaya nga di nilagay ng Facebook na di mo puwedeng i-'like' ang pinost mo, dahil ibig sabihin puwede mo siyang ilike kahit ikaw iyong nag-post. Iyon ang gusto ko at masaya ako sa ginagawa ko," he also said.

Too much information

Then there are other netizens who, because they are caught up in wanting to share many details of their lives, reveal too much information about their daily routines.

As a result, the report said they run the risk of being the victims of identity theft.

According to blogger and social media strategist Tonyo Cruz, social media is about sharing, but with limitations.

"'Kapag pinost ko ba ito, magagalit ang nanay ko at tatay ko?' 'Sobra na ba ito?' 'Okay lang ba ito sa magiging anak ko o sa anak ko kapag nakita nila itong pinost ko?'" Cruz said about some standards that should be checked regarding posting on the web.

Cruz also mentioned social media etiquette such as:

-- Not lying in posts, especially in times of calamity

-- Keeping away from plagiarism

-- Disclosing information about companies who are paying you for tweeting or posting something

-- Being accountable for your actions

-- Respecting the privacy of your fellow netizen


The report also mentioned other social media etiquette culled from various sites such as:

-- Being aware of posting photgraphs

-- Being cautious when tagging people in photographs without others' permission

-- Not "liking" own posts

-- Answering comments or questions in own posts

-- Avoiding posting vague updates

As GMA News and Public Affairs always reminds netizens, Think Before You Click! - Gian C. Geronimo, VVP, GMA News