Online over-sharing – we see it everywhere.
But why is it that grown-up people put their personal lives up online, visible to hundreds, thousands or even millions of readers or viewers, that in times past they would only have wanted to share with close friends?
Dr David R Brake identifies the reasons why we over-share online:
Sharing Our Lives Online: Risks And Exposure In Social Media by Dr David Brake (Palgrave, £16.99) is out now.
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