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?
Adele 1 of 10
While Adele does have a Twitter account, it's one that she barely uses and perhaps only tweets once a month, and even at that. Adele is so protective of her private life that she never publicly confirmed the name of her son (who we all think is named Angelo James) and she's not one to post photos of him on her social media sites. Adele has made it clear that when it comes to her personal life, she's a mother first and a celebrity second.
Reese 2 of 10
Reese Witherspoon is highly protective of her family and has even taken steps ensuring that her children know the proper protocols when it comes to online safety with social media networks. She's said:
"The internet is just so challenging as a parent. It feels like a siege. It really makes me upset. You really don't know who they are Skyping with or who they are on Facebook with, and I'm trying to stave all that off as long as I possibly can, but I know it's a reality. It's just inevitable."
Charlize Theron 3 of 10
Charlize Theron is not one to be giving out birth or adoption announcements online. In fact, it wasn't until months later that the world found out about her adopting her son Jackson, well after it happened. Don't expect her to be Instagramming pics of baby J anytime soon, either!
Penelope Cruz 4 of 10
Penelope Cruz is perhaps one of the most private celebrities out there in the entertainment world -- so much so, that she's recently decided to move her family from Los Angeles to Madrid to help better protect their privacy. And yeah, she's not going to tell you what she just had for dinner on Twitter, either.
Drew Barrymore 5 of 10
Drew Barrymore has once publicly shared her disdain for Facebook, saying that prefers old methods of communication, like say, picking up the phone and actually calling someone. Have I mentioned lately how much I love Drew?
Jennifer Garner 6 of 10
You might see Jennifer Garner and her family almost every day on this site, but online Jennifer pretty much doesn't exist anywhere on the popular social media accounts. While hubby Ben Affleck maintains both Facebook and Twitter accounts, Jennifer has neither.
Halle Berry 7 of 10
Halle Berry is one celebrity mom who not only stays away from social media, but she also fights hard to protect her family's privacy, as she is currently lobbying for Washington to have stricter paparazzi rules when it comes to celebrities and their families.
Megan Fox 8 of 10
Megan Fox is a recent celebrity mom who tried out Twitter but after one week decided to quit the popular micro-blogging website, stating that social media just isn't for her.
Katie Holmes 9 of 10
Katie's daughter Suri Cruise might be one of the most photographed celebrity tots in the world, but Katie has not once shared a personal detail about her life on any social media accounts. In fact, Katie rarely even gives interviews these days and keeps her daughter out of the paparazzi spotlight, too.
Angelina Jolie 10 of 10
While Angelina Jolie doesn't mind writing op-ed pieces for The New York Times, she's yet another celebrity mom who doesn't post, tweet, or Instagram photos of her family. In fact, Angelina mentioned in an interview not too long ago that she recently discovered Amazon.com for the first time but after a few failed attempts at buying presents for the kids on the site, she and her partner Brad decided that traditional store shopping was the best for them. Yeah, and you thought your mother was bad at online shopping! LOL.
Photos via PacificCoastNews.com
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