Why Would You Want To Share Bad Things That Happen To You?

I read an article this morning about the posting habits of College football teams in the US when it comes to their pre/post-game Facebook page updates. As you’d imagine, before the big games and the start of the season their Pages are abuzz with posts encouraging support, photos of the teams and the stadia, links to the ticket box office etc. But when a team suffers a loss, many Pages fall deathly silent when it comes to reporting the result. Maybe they feel that posting negative updates will have a detrimental effect on the ‘atmosphere’ of the Facebook page.

This leads us to a broader topic. The most fundamental reason people share things on Facebook – or Twitter, G+, Instagram etc – is to illicit a reaction from their respective networks. People may post about engagement, pregnancy or parenthood, and received dozens of Likes and nice comments from their friends. However, on the flip-side, if people post an update about losing their job, a break-up, a family bereavement or any other bad news, their friends also post messages of support that can often be what gets someone though a difficult time.

While you may want to forget the incident that caused you upset in the first place, it’s nice to be able to look back and see all the comforting words left by your friends during times of trouble. To create a searchable digital journal of all of your Facebook content including tags, comments and Likes, start using SocialSafe now. Back up your Facebook photo albums, tagged photos, updates, wall posts and more, so that you never lose any of your online memories.

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