Oversharing Online Could Cost You in Court (VIDEO)

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Moms MatterWe've all seen examples of oversharing online, but it's especially disturbing when the culprit is a mom and she's dishing major TMI about her divorce, her ex, or her ex's new flame.

As it turns out, you and your friends might not be the only ones reading those status updates. Divorce attorneys report that Facebook, Twitter, and blogs are one of the first places they turn to find incriminating information about their client's exes.

Is it possible to share online about divorce without going too far? We investigate in a special Moms Matter video report after the jump.

As you can see, while it's often therapeutic for women to write or blog about their divorce experience online, unless you can do it without letting those feelings of anger, bitterness, and resentment color your writing (and let's face it, most women can't), your friends and followers probably don't want to read all about it. And those who do are showing up to view a potential trainwreck in the making.

Oversharing online has become such a problem when it comes to divorce that some couples are even including social media clauses in their custody agreements, detailing what kind of information each parent is allowed to share about the kids online.

Yesterday, Kyra Phillips took up the topic on HLN's Raising America and asked me to sit in as a guest. Here's the video:

There's definitely a lot to think about when it comes to this topic, and with so many moms online, oversharing is only going to increase.

So where do you draw the line when it comes to sharing your story online? What's acceptable and what's plain old TMI?


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nekoy... nekoyukidoll

I'm very carefull what I put online since I've had some "friends" use stuff against me though I do have a ranty blog no one really knows about and even on there I don't name names or get too "trashy" in what I say.  I get that venting good and helpful but I agree, if you go overboard and specfically name someone or just be trashy, then it gets to be an issue.  A saying comes to mind: what you say about others says more about you than it does them.

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