This following is an edited compilation of my tweets from June 2 on the topic: The Psychology of Social Networking (#psysn). The image is from a January 2009 post.
Part of the addictive nature of social networks is the compulsion to stay alive in the minds of our audience.
We've transformed ourselves psychologically from private citizens to public figures on the stage of the social network.
Pervasive self-disclosure via social networks leads us to experience less the life we live and more the story we tell.
The net-privacy we seek is the power to manage the story we tell the world about ourselves.
Of course, the story we try to tell may be different than the story that's received.