– Millions of people text, tweet, pin or post to Facebook and other popular websites.
They view social media as an integral part of their daily lives.
is a downside to all the connectedness though, argues Ben Agger, a sociology
professor at The University of Texas at Arlington: people divulge more of their
inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over
director of the UT Arlington Center for Theory, examines the impact of
“oversharing” in his new book, “Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the
Internet Age,” due out Feb. 20 from Routledge USA.
book offers insights about how we can attempt to re-draw the boundaries between
personal and public life so that some things are kept private and personal.”
okay to turn off the electronic connections from time to time, Agger said.
we are always oversharing, we tend to lose some of ourselves, our basic
identities,” he said. “Oversharing becomes a source of stress in its own
is one of the many prolific writers and researchers at The University of Texas
at Arlington, a comprehensive research institution of 33,439 students in the
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