People ‘overshare’ when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, blogging, online dating, and Internet porn are vehicles of this oversharing, which blurs the boundary between public and private life. Agger examines these “presentations of self,” and reflects on the impact of oversharing (on identity, friendship, sexuality, family and democracy), and suggests steps people can take to re-establish the boundary between public and personal life.
|(COMMUNICATIONS * SOCIETY * OVERSHARING)