One thing I have noticed is that on Facebook there seems to be more live streaming events going on. It seems as though everyone wants everyone to know what is happening in their personal lives. However, while this is indeed informative does it carry any other consequences? Is there such as thing as showing “too much privacy?” The other day I read a story online of a woman who actually died while filming her last moments of her life with her young child by her side. For those of you who would like to check out the story here it is:
There are several things wrong with this story. First, the people who Facebook claims witnessed the video allegedly watched her die without raising a finger to help her. That sounds very tragic. If indeed the viewers could determine that her life was in jeopardy how could anyone just sit there idle? I have not seen the live taping so it is quite possible that no one may have been able to determine the severity of what was happening. Still should this kind of thing be something that everyone can see on Facebook? The next thing to ponder is how much privacy should we be able to show on Facebook? Should people be able to see someone “die live?” I am waiting to see if anyone can actually show themselves engaging in a live sex act on Facebook. That might be “next.” I honestly have no idea as to the legalities of any of this, but if things get out of hand then Facebook’s live videos may end up providing content more risqué than anything we could ever see on normal cable television. Should this be a point of concern for us? Where do we draw the line? Is there any way that Facebook live can be regulated? I do not have any answers to this, but I would love to hear from those who do. Is this now a Pandora’s box that has gotten out of control? Many of us are hooked on social media and it now seems as though nothing may be “off limits.” Stay tuned, for the revolution “just might” be televised after all…” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Kathy Sledge (lead singer on “We are Family” by Sister Sledge) and Brett Jolly