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Do you post pictures of loved ones on social media?

Do you post pictures of your kids, spouse, friends, etc. on social media?  If they aren't your immediate family do you ask permission? What do you think the rules and boundary for this should be?
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973741 tn?1342342773
COMMUNITY LEADER
Okay, I'll start.  While I'm dying to see other people's kids, husbands or even THEM when they are an 'online' friend . . . I rarely post anything of my own brood.  Only if I can select who will see it.  It makes me 'think' I'm protecting their privacy.  

I have friends and relatives who post everything "this is my son's first poop", etc.
134578 tn?1614729226
I don't social-media, if that's a verb. When Facebook first became popular, I decided that I waste enough time on MedHelp, and didn't sign on. (Haven't been sorry ... I do spend too much time on MedHelp, there is no doubt about it.) If I were to start a social media account, I'd be very cautious about what I put on it, which is yet another reason for not bothering at this point -- it seems like not putting out personal photos and stories defeats the "social" goal of social media, yet it doesn't seem safe. I have a few photos posted here, but at least here we have avatars.
495284 tn?1333894042
I am not a big fan of posting pics of my family.  IF there are pics of my grandkids i always ask permission and even then it is far and few between.  My settings are set pretty tight.  I am the  one who posts things that are funny, or scenarios right out of the ghetto like those flippin chickens that still run all over he!!.  I also dont post what we have for supper as who the he!! cares!!  I have alot of zoo's that i have liked so i get alot of pics of animals, mainly giraffes, which i love and am big into their conservation.  If people on my friends list bring drama all the time they have to go.  Life is tough enough at times and i dont need my social media page full of that.  Yes i got off the subject, read the first few lines for the answer!!!
495284 tn?1333894042
I just wrote a flippin paragraph about this and it is gone!  Will wait to see if it shows before i go thru it all again.
495284 tn?1333894042
And there it is!!
973741 tn?1342342773
COMMUNITY LEADER
I think we are all kind of on the same page.  My sister in law last year after the family Christmas posted all the unplanned, spontaneous pictures from the family party on her facebook page.  There I am stuffing a brownie into my mouth, or mouth open laughing, or scolding my children . . .  I was not really happy she did that.  It seems to me a family gettogether is a safe place and doesn't need to be viewed by the public.  That sister in law is OTEN on my Most Irritating People list though
134578 tn?1614729226
When we were at a family camp last summer, they announced several times that there was a doo-wop rule, the acronym DUWOP, "don't upload without permission." It referred to photos of people at the camp. It seemed excessive at the time but not a bad idea, for privacy's sake, but when you mention that the photos can also be unflattering and embarrassing, I can really see that.
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