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Do you keep your social profiles public or private?

Your social profiles are “supposedly” a reflection of “you” (heavy emphasis on both sets of quotation marks used). Whether or not you curate this reflection, who you decide to show this virtual soul-bearing with comes down to two platform functions: keeping your profile public or private. One group of users is of the mind keeping social public is a fun activity while others would like to keep their private lives private, thanks. Which do you do? 

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Accomplishments. Engagements.Gender reveals (gag). These are the events which dictate what most people post on social media. Why? No one really knows. But they’re all obvious byproducts of decades’ worth in the reinforcement of the idea that people should be as open with their lives on social as possible. So, really, why not keep it public, at this point? 

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What kind of harm can a social platform that’s open to everyone do, anyway? Maybe you’ll get some creepy stalkers, but you can just block them, right? Also, it’s not like jobs really look at that stuff, anyway. And if they did, maybe that’s just not the right position for you.  

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Nothing is private anymore. If we have the option to put up some walls against us and prying us, why wouldn’t we do it? “Social” may be a part of social media, but how social you are is a choice of your own. You can be an introvert on Instagram, after all. 

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Plus, it’s about time privacy made a comeback. Those gender reveals mentioned earlier? Events like having a baby and everything else in between are special, sacred moments that shouldn’t be massed produced over the internet. There’s also the fact that no. One. Cares. Share it with the people who do—the ones that matter. 

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Do you keep your social profiles public or private?
#SocialIsPublic
A festive crown for the winner
#SocialIsPrivate