I’ll come clean: when people talk about culture and the differences between generations, I’m not very interested. When a sentence begins with “Teens across America…” I check out.
I get that it’s important for some people. The more they know, the better they can minister to teenagers. This has never been important for me, as I tend to focus on the things in human nature that never change. Maybe I’m making a big mistake (that’s another post for another day).
What’s my point? When I hear stuff that falls into this category, Usually I don’t give it much attention. Usually. But not this time.
The “Facebook movie” is coming out soon, it’s had a lot of hype and media coverage. I read an interview with Trent Reznor (nine inch nails) by Mashable. He’s doing the music for the movie. The link to the article is below, but here’s what I thought was really interesting:
“I find interesting that[using social media is] kind of a hyper-real version of yourself, how you’d like to be seen, in a way. And I question the generation or two coming up who are used to engaging people in that format and wonder what the repercussions will be down the road — how human relationships will differ in an age of oversharing.”
It’s in our broken human nature to share a false self to others…we all want to be liked and giving into “peer pressure” has been around since humans have been covering themselves with clothes. It’s a good observation by Trent that Facebook, Twitter, etc. is another place to be fake, superficial, etc. We present a specific image when we are with people face to face, it’s understandable that we’d do the same thing online.
What I latched on to was “over sharing.” I wonder the same thing, how will human relationships be different?
WORTH SHARING? “How do you think oversharing (via FB/twitter) will impact human relationships?” Tweet