As a 21st century girl it is almost impossible to not be tempted by social media. It allows us to create an image of ourself through the art of selection, and explore what is happening in other peoples lives without even speaking to them. We feel pressured to maintain an on line image which can result in exclusion if a person does not keep up with current networks and the loss of privacy through our obsession to constantly document our lives on these sites.
I personally feel I maintain a private social media profile through ensuring all available privacy setting are on, posting irregularly and strictly choosing who I want to accept friendship request from. However, when I look at the amount of people that follow me to the amount I regularly interact with on and off these sites, it’s clear hundreds of people I barley know experience certain aspect of my life. Events which would be private if their was no internet or I simply didn’t post. Even with my privacy settings on no content is truly private with companies having unlimited access to all conversations and activities.
But is this a breach of privacy if we are selecting what we want to share? If we all only represent certain aspect of our life’s which we feel present our personality can we truly feel their is a violation of privacy since we have chosen to let people in.