People who frequently share photos online in addition to printing copies using ink supplies may wish to think carefully about how much of their information they make available.
This is because a survey by Intel has revealed 90 per cent of adults in the US believe individuals are sharing too many details online.
According to the firm’s 2012 Mobile Etiquette survey, 85 per cent of consumers place personal information online, with a quarter doing this every day.
However, it also revealed nearly half of adults say they feel overwhelmed by the amount of information about their family and friends available to them online.
Intel fellow Dr Genevieve Bell, director of user interaction and experience at Intel Labs, said as new technologies have become more prevalent, many individuals are still trying to establish how these gadgets fit into their lifestyle.
“It has become so much easier to share the small details of our lives with our friends and family, but I think some people are still figuring out the right balance between staying connected and over-sharing,” Dr Bell continued.
The most annoying behaviour people exhibit when sharing information online is to constantly complain, the survey found, with this an irritant to 59 per cent of people.
Posting inappropriate or explicit photos was a pet peeve of 55 per cent of respondents of the poll, while 53 per cent are unhappy with friends who share information they would consider to be private.
A third of individuals said they are more comfortable sharing personal details online rather than in person, while 46 per cent felt they would not know what is happening with their family and friends without services such as social networks.
However, it may be the case that not all the information people choose to share online can be trusted, as a recent study by Siteopia.com found 80 per cent of Brits have faked something on their social network profile.
Spokesman for the website John Bartholomew said: “Social media has become integral to the way we view and define ourselves, but the results show people are happy to fabricate their profiles to create an image that isn’t real.”