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Kate Sidley Pleads for Mystery in the Age of Overshare

The Agony ChefIn a column for City Press, Kate Sidley, author of The Agony Chef, explores the dark side of the social media boom. Pleading for a return to the age of mystery, she shares her disgust at the fact that nothing is private anymore. Sex lives, visits to the hospital and more are put on display – the horrors of what she calls overshare.

Maybe I’m prudish, but there are many aspects of the lives of public figures I’d be quite content not to hear about.

Unfortunately, I live in The Epoch of Overshare, a.k.a. The TMI (too much information) Era. This is the golden age that gave us a TV programme called The Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses and endless photographs of celebrities’ cellulite.

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