Are You the Same Person Online That You Are In Person?


I love Facebook’s “Memories” feature. This option allows me to view my yearly posts on that date since I started a Facebook account.  

As I look back, I regret some posts because the world did not need to know I was “ready for summer” or “tired of school.” There are others posts I would word differently or not share at all today. This feature is humbling, really.

Millennials like me make up the first generation to spend its formative years on social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Social media came so swiftly that the church and society are only now learning more about its effects on individuals.

One of those effects based on observation (including my own “Memories” posts) is the ability to check parts of ourselves at social media’s front door when we get ready to share our thoughts. …Read More.