Social media has fast become a new type of therapy.
People turn to social media to share their lives from what they ate for breakfast, what mood they are in, if they are going through a breakup or mourning over a death.
Even gang-related incidences and bullying have been bragged about on social media.
Yes, in a healthy way social media has become a platform for self expression and a way to connect with others. But when does it go too far? People are now usin social media as a coping mechanism and an online therapy session, for free.
Why are people disclosing all of their personal information?
Does it make you feel better if you feel as though you are being "heard"?
A pioneer in media psychology, Dr. Pamela Rutledge, works at the intersection of design, technology and psychology. In this segment of HER Radio, Dr. Rutledge discusses if this is a healthy form of therapy, or just too much over-sharing.