Digital oversharing: actually a thing

13 February 2014


After Cate Blanchett reckoned that she and her husband share an email address, it turns out that it’s becoming increasingly popular to do such a thing.

However according to a new report, one-fifth of American internet users, who are married or in long term scenes, share their inbox, according to a study by Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. Two thirds of them share passwords too, so you can ultimately stalk or be stalked by your other half if you wander off to some more salacious sites.

This is a practice more common with older internet users, and people who’ve been in relationships for more than a decade. I don’t know about you, but it sounds like the worst idea ever.

Also in the report, nine per cent of the respondees claim they’ve sexted, with 20 per cent claiming they’ve received a sext (so that nine per cent must be a bit saucy, or devil-may-care broadcasting their bits).

The study also found that technology has improved "emotional intimacy" for a lot of couples. More than one-fifth of respondents said they have felt closer to their partner because of online or text message exchanges *passes digital bucket*.

TOPICS:   Scams


  • Postman P.
    Its not that stupid. A joint email address for utility bills, for family to email each other, stuff like that. Its not that different to a joint bank account. Why the fuck I even bothered to reply to this bilge I just don't know.
  • Grammar N.
    I agree with Pat. Certainly not the worst idea ever as Ian suggests, perhaps he could give us an explanation?
  • Gordon B.
    Sharing an email address the worst idea ever? No, pretty sure hiring Ian was a worse idea.

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