Social media posting – some things deserve a little privacy

Here is another example of just how crazy the world of social media has gotten.

It appears that the Today show is under fire because of comments made by hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

The subject was woman posting themselves openly breast feeding their children on social media platforms.

Gifford said, “There are two types of people, Hoda — those who feel the need to share their most precious moments and those who’d like to keep it private like I prefer.”

Kotb responded, “I say breastfeeding is beautiful and natural, but sharing it on social media: TMI.”

As you might expect, breast feeding mothers everywhere became infuriated with the comments – even staging a “nurse-in” outside the studio.

Sensitive subjects such as this are often taken out of context and sometimes need to be clarified.

Let me be the first to say that breast feeding is a wonderful gift mother’s provide to their children. It’s an incredible opportunity to further the bond a mother has with her child, while providing them the natural nutrition their little bodies desperately need.

It’s truly amazing how the female body can not only produce a new life, but support it once that life begins.

If you re-read the comments made by Gifford and Kotb above, I don’t believe they’d disagree with my statement – nor did they say anything to imply otherwise.

The real issue here has little to do with breastfeeding (though I’m sure many angry mothers would disagree.

What we’re really talking about here is society’s obsession with sharing personal, private and even intimate details of their lives over the internet.

Think about this – “making love” is considered to be a very beautiful expression between two people who care for one another. However, I think we all can agree that posting those pictures on social media platforms is not the place to share it (I’m not even sure there is a fitting place to share that one!).

And while many will say my comparison is completely different than breast feeding, is it really?

Kirsty Gallacher once wrote, “I am not a fan of Facebook or Twitter. They both allow too much information to be available and they make privacy a thing of the past.” Imagine that.

Maybe I’m old fashion, but I’m not sure I’ll ever understand why society feels the most personal, private and even intimate details of their lives should be shared with the rest of the world.

Some say it helps to unify us, but I don’t buy it. It just sounds like another reason to justify the extremes society has chosen to accept in a world with little to no boundaries for decorum.

Yes, people inherently feel the need to share – I get that. But there’s also a time and place for everything, and society needs to realize that not everything has a place on social media.