10 Worst Breaches of Facebook Etiquette

Some people refuse to let any thought go unrecorded. Sergey Nivens/iStock/Thinkstock

On the other extreme are people who give too many details about themselves. Oversharing can take many forms. For instance:

  • The bodily-function overshares: "I just farted." "I laughed and peed my pants!"
  • The sex overshares: "Ed's going to get lucky in the sack tonight!" "Try doing it nine months pregnant. Ugh."
  • The sparring overshares: "So I see from your FB photos that you weren't really at your mom's last night." "Yes I was. I went out afterward." "Riiiiiight. JERK." "I'm not kidding." "Don't bother calling me tonight."

Perhaps worse are oversharing parents. Unless we're the grandparents, we don't want to read about all of the trials and tribulations of potty-training your son, or look at 1,000 photos of Baby's first month of life. And if you're Facebook friends with your kids — especially if they're in the easily embarrassed ages — they sure don't want to read how you got drunk with the girls last night. Or see the angry diatribe you posted yesterday about how you wanted to staple their lips shut after they sassed you. Neither do we.