‘Self-Censorship’ On Facebook & Twitter Is A Good Thing


We’ve all been there. You start typing something on social media, you’re about to post it, then you think better of it. Or at least many of us have been there. I have done this at least a thousand times…after thinkingdo I really want to say this for the whole world to see?”

I think ‘self-censorship’ on Facebook is a good thing, much better than posting something you will most likely regret later down the road. Especially posting something directed at someone when you are angry or upset!

Carnegie Mellon University has found that 71 percent of Facebook users censored their posts and comments at the last-minute. That’s according to a study that included 3.9 million Facebook users.

How often do you delete a post at the last second, after considering the possible consequences?

Better yet, who do you know that NEEDS to ‘self-censor’ their FB and Twitter postings?

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