I have a Facebook problem. And a twitter problem. And even an Instagram problem, too. I’ll admit that I’m one of those social media addicts who loves to check up on my different sites at least ten times a day, whether on my laptop or my phone, and I have on the occasion posted a selfie of me, or of a meal that I’ve eaten. Yeah, I know, that’s so narcissistic of me!
But it seems like in this day and age, we just can’t escape social media, especially when our life revolves around the internet. Well, for some of us at least. While I don’t share as many family vacation photos on Facebook as I used to (because quite frankly most of those snaps go on Instagram these days!), I will hesitate for a second or two about publishing something on one of my social media profiles. I mean, do I really want to share a pic of the dessert I’m eating with my 500 Facebook friends, or update them on my whereabouts every moment of the day? With social media, it seems that while we’re supposed to be connecting ourselves more to the people in our offline lives, we kind of compromise our privacy (and even sometimes our dignity) in the meantime. Sure, online sharing might be fun but there are also drawbacks to letting people see what’s inside your home with the curtains up. Does everyone really need to know what I’m eating, reading, buying, and where I am traveling with each post, tweet, and snap? I’ll admit that while I do sometimes post something about myself or my family on my profiles, I don’t do it as much as I used to. There’s a thing called privacy and well, it’s something I’m trying to reacquaint myself with, especially as my children get older and I really don’t need everyone up on my biz, as the hipsters say these days. Ha!
When it comes to the entertainment world, I’m sure that there are a handful or more of celebrities who can echo my sentiments when it comes to sharing and even over sharing on social media sites. While we have plenty of celebrities who love to share every detail about their day-to-day lives online, there are also plenty more who try to stay away from the internet or their computers from as far as possible. George Clooney probably said it the best when he stated, “I would rather have a rectal examination on live TV by a fellow with cold hands than have a Facebook page.”
While I don’t hate Facebook THAT much, I’ll admit that my life would be pretty much better if it never existed in the first place. Sometimes not knowing what everyone is doing, or how “perfect” their online lives seem might be a good thing in the long run, too. I’ve even gone as far as quitting the site several times, just to go back and realize that I’ve never quit in the first place (because there’s no way of deleting your account!). Check out our photo gallery of some of our favorite celebrities who haven’t been bitten by the social media bug just yet and tell us, how often do your check or update your social media statuses? Are you trying to be a Facebook recluse like me, or are you still an avid social media and network follower?
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