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Online sharing how much is too much?
網路分享 分際如何拿捏?

A journalist checks out the fundraising Web site in Washington last Thursday.

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Whether it is photos, personal status or unwanted comments, most Americans think people “overshare” personal information online and a third admit not everything they post is true.

A survey for Intel Corp on mobile etiquette and digital sharing showed that 90 percent of Americans think too much is being divulged, and nearly half feel overwhelmed by all the data that is out there.

One in five of the 2,008 people questioned by Ipsos Observer for Intel admitted that some of what they post is false.

For many, sharing online with smartphones, laptops and tablets is easier than in person. A third of people admitted they were more comfortable with digital sharing than face-to-face, and a quarter said they had a different personality online.

The wealth of digital information can also be annoying.

Most US adults said they are vexed by people who complain constantly and similar numbers found posting inappropriate or explicit photos and private information bothersome.










1. divulge v.

透露;洩漏 (tou4 lu4; xie4 lou4)

例: The soldier was punished for divulging the plans to the enemy.


2. in person prep. phr.

當面;親自 (dang1 mian4; qin1 zi4)

例: You should be here in person tomorrow.


3. vex v.

使惱火 (shi3 nao2 huo3)

例: His longevity vexed his heirs.


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