We all tend to use social media as some sort of outlet to express our feelings that we would never be able to say to a person’s face. In a study, one in four people write something they actually end up regretting. About 40% of people have used Twitter or Facebook or even both to speak up on an issue they are passionate about and doing so in probably what they think is a passive aggressive way. According to researchers, we happen to regret what we say because we don’t receive the immediate checks and balances that we would if we were to speak face to face with someone.
I tend to use my facebook a lot more for personal issues than twitter. I try not to, but when I do I say something about how mad I am and then a few hours later once I’ve calmed down, I’m like maybe I shouldn’t have put that up there and I immediately take it down. Granted, I know people that follow me have already seen it and I’ll deal with those consequences but sometimes it’s just a great source of venting and it surprisingly helps, maybe in more way than one.