It has recently come to my attention that many people think using an ultrasound picture as your Facebook profile picture is creepy.
“I cringe whenever I see one. I don’t want to see a picture of your uterus or your fetus. TMI!”
A random Facebook profile using an ultrasound picture as the profile picture.
All personal information is blurred.
“I agree — it’s completely tacky and inappropriate. Does anyone really care aside from the parents?”
“Pregnancy and sonograms are PERSONAL. They should be kept private. The same goes for belly pictures and positive pregnancy tests!”
After reading these comments, I was glad that I deactivated my Facebook account, because I am sure that I would be offending a lot people on my “Friends” list with my pregnancy updates.
Long-time readers know my stance on what should/shouldn’t be shared online: while I do agree that some things are better kept private, I don’t think it’s right to judge anyone for choosing to share. Of course there are those who choose to share more than most on social networking sites…but if you feel uncomfortable with the level of that person’s sharing, just block them, and/or control your own privacy settings.
But that’s just me.
What do you think? Should ultrasound pictures be kept private? Do you feel uncomfortable when friends share details of their pregnancies on Facebook?