Does Facebook cause us to pry too much into another's life?
"When are you having another baby?"
"When you are guys going to start a family?"
These are questions that we all receive once we get to a certain age and/or are married. I've asked the same questions of others; in fact I've badgered others with those questions. Admittedly, I never quite understood why some would draw back from the question or why it might be too prying.
I really think technology has done a disservice to the etiquette of one's personal privacy. We're doing life behind a screen now and that makes it easier to ask very personal questions that would have gone unsaid before. We're "friends" with someone on Facebook that we may not even talk to if we were to run into them at the grocery store. The friendships that are established and develop over social media make us bold. We ask personal questions, really to strangers without giving their feelings any thought. Perhaps we should just keep our curiousity to ourselves?