Are parents oversharing online?

Live-tweeting baby's birth? Your well-meaning updates could end up on STFU Parents. (iStock)


How would you like to see baby's first poop, a placenta shake, or unsolicited parenting advice in your Facebook newsfeed? If your reaction would range from annoyance to ambivalence, then STFU, Parents may be just the blog for you.

Site founder and non-parent Blair Koenig started collecting examples of parental over-share in 2009. Since then, her site has become a book and an increasingly popular hub for anyone who's heard enough about the pitter-patter of little feet.

From the Best of Q, Jian's conversation with Koenig about parenting in the age of social media.

What do you think of Koenig's collection? Is it a funny and relatable? Or does it unfairly single out parents at a time when boasting, venting and oversharing are increasingly the norm? Should those who don't want to see parental posts filter or unfriend instead of passing judgement?

Original show aired May 2, 2013

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