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Geek Out: What Things Should Not Be Twittered?

Feb 4 2009 - 2:00pm

We've seen what happens when you Twitter everything [1], and it's not attractive. But we all have different levels of what we're comfortable sharing, and some people are ready to (over) share a lot more than others. Erykah Badu, for instance, just had a baby. No, I didn't see a press release; she Twittered it [2].


While I follow some of my favorite Twitterers, like Dooce and Tina Fey [3] (that's one of her more tame ones pictured there), simply because they have a habit of excellent TMI, I myself would never say just anything on Twitter. I keep it light, simple, and try not to turn anyone off their lunch.

And particularly since Twitter is big on accruing a ton of friends/followers that you often don't know personally, it's even more likely that I'll keep the personal stuff to myself.

Not that I'm anybody, but still, I wouldn't share anything I wouldn't want my mother to know. That's my rule — what's your rule for sharing stuff on Twitter or other places online?


Source URL
http://www.geeksugar.com/Erykah-Badu-Twittered-Her-Labor-Baby-Birth-2768538