When Is It T.M.I.? – Viewer Discretion Advised
By now, if you read my blogs with any regularity, you know that my life is an open book. I write, Tweet, Facebook, FourSquare, Waze, Yelp etc, frequently. I’ve been accused before, by a few folks who prefer more privacy in their lives, of being too open, supplying too much information.
I honestly do not think that I am too open, after all that is what social networking is about, sharing and connecting with others. Sure, checking into FourSquare could be dangerous if your account is visible or posts to your Twitter account that is visible, but only if you are being stalked. Just in case, I generally do not ‘check in’ until I am leaving the location, unless I am with others and don’t really feel unsafe in their company.
My Twitter account is wide open, I have nothing to hide. If I’m going to “tweet” about someone, I won’t hide behind a private account to do it, in fact I will likely write a blog post about them. I do know people who do this, private tweeting, all the while saying “I don’t say anything that I wouldn’t say to their face”. That is frankly pure bullshit. If you’d say it to their faces, your account wouldn’t be private. But I suppose that makes some people feel better about themselves. Me, I tweet it because I really would say it to their faces, and since those that dislike me come check it, I feel that I’m not hiding behind anything. A ‘ho is a ‘ho, a bitch is a bitch. However I have tried hard to sit on my pretty fingers even when I don’t want too. It is why, after the crap spewing fan of my brother’s divorce finally stopped turning, I remained silent. I could easily let it all fly now but innocent bystanders would be hurt. But that is another blog post.
Anyway, when is it too much information? I think the following crossed that line. Now regardless of your stand on abortion, I really do think it is a private matter and that tweeting about it complete with this photo, is bottom dweller in taste. THIS is too much information. Just as telling the world on your Twitter or Yahoo IM status that you got a little some some (sex for the slow to grasp) is exceedingly lacking in class. Someone suggested they think this is a bogus account, and I would certainly hope so, but if it is not, it is behavior far beneath that of a lady. Your thoughts/comments are certainly welcome.