When talking a coworker and fellow mom, she explained why doesn't use social media -
"I feel like it's a way to brag" - at the time I didn't she her point. She is a great coworker and mom to two school aged kids. Why wouldn't want to share her kids accomplishments not just with is but with family spread far and wide? But at the heart of her statement lies consideration to the moms who can't brag that their children did ballet, swam, got an A, or even went to school.
Damn. Check mate. Her statement puts things in perspective.
From issues of privacy to idea of "look at me" the idea of parenting and doing so digitally raises new issues and questions to the concept of "sharing".
For me, I enjoy my privacy. I don't like pictures of myself in the public domain. I post pictures online as proof of life for my parents and in laws (no. Seriously).
As my parents, particularly my dad, are increasingly become digitally present, I want to become more physically present. My dad is more and more using Facebook as way to digitally parent me - once I left home you are not "Dad the life manager/partner/Coach" but "Dad" - I really don't anything other than support. His job stopped a long time ago. He also used Facebook like a sibling chat room - even more reason to have no digital presence.
Slowly, I'm seeing my coworkers point.