There is such a thing as 'too much information'

Experts warn of repercussions of oversharing on social media


Sometimes, there is such a thing as "too much information," especially, when it comes to social media. Dr. Joe Rock, a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic, says there are a lot of things you just should not put out there.

"There are certain things, particularly if they're personal, you can't trust everybody with that stuff. You don't know how it's going to be taken. You don't know how it's going to be twisted," he said.

Oversharing comes in many forms. It includes posting your complete birthdate, announcing when you're away from home, posting inappropriate pictures, or sharing hate messages.

A study done at Carnegie Mellon University found 71 percent of people typing out at least one status or comment and then deciding not to submit it.

Rock warns oversharing may affect your personal relationships and your reputation. It may even put you in a negative light with your employer, or cost you the chance to work elsewhere. That's why he says when it comes to sharing anything on social media "when in doubt, leave it out."

"If you don't count to 10, if you don't think about it first, if you don't consider all of the implications, you're going to go ahead and do it and there's no pulling it back and it can have a tremendous impact on your life," Rock explained.

Rock says you're better off talking to someone first before posting anything that might generate a negative response.  He says that feedback may help you to make a better decision.