Good article!! Two things I want to point out;
1) some of us don’t post our problems/issues online because that what our real-life relationships are for, that is, confidung deep dark thoughts and hashing over challenges in one’s life. At least for us Boomers. For example, all my important peeps know about my struggles/health challenges and about my so-called love life, therefore I don’t “need” to put it “out there” for everyone.
2) I think the addiction as such to social media stems from the attention people are getting when they post stuff. The extreme popularity of social media sites points out that apparently there are a LOT of people in the world who aren’t getting enough attention in their daily lives from people around them (i.e., parents, friends, spouses/significant others, etc) and so as attention-deficit people will do, they seek it elsewhere…and social media fills that void.