I am participating in Wego Health’s National Health Blog Post Month. Today’s topic is, “Should people post about their (or loved ones) health on Facebook? Why/why not?”
I guess if we aren’t supposed to, I am in trouble! Obviously, my answer to that question is yes. People sharing information about their health in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) has helped me and numerous other people. If it were not for being able to share online, I really don’t know where I would be today. Besides finding help for yourself, you help other people. Sometimes other people are reading those messages and afraid to ask someone. By reading the conversation, they are getting help.
But with that being said, I would also like to point out that when people post on message boards, they are usually doing it under an assumed name. When people post in Facebook, they are normally using their real name. Even though you set who can read your posts, there have been many instances come out about people’s statements being read by other people that they did not plan on having read them. When you post something in Facebook, if it is not something you want the world to read, don’t post it.
Please visit Wego Health’s National Health Blog Post Month Facebook page to read other activist’s posts.