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Social Media Remorse Syndrome
 

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Toni Bowers at TechRepublic has written about a new syndrome that afflicts many of us. Symptoms include posting something compromising or embarrassing about ourselves online and then regretting it later. Sound familiar?

Since the advent of social media, there have been many horror stories of people losing relationships, jobs or even just face over inappropriate posts. A new study has shown that 54% of people under the age of 25 have posted something online that they later regretted. Over the age of 25, the number goes down to 27%. It is interesting to see the generation gap – are older social media users more cautious?

 

It reminds me of when I first discovered email in the late 80's.  Sometimes my fingers went faster than my brain and I hit the send button a little faster than wisdom would have warranted.  Almost lost a friend over one of those indiscretions.  How about you?

 

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Last updated: Jul 30, 2010




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