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Tech Dating 101: Making Life Announcements Online

As I mentioned last week, we're teaming up with geeksugar to bring you a series about love and the technologies that connect us called Tech Dating 101. So now that we've covered the ins and outs of changing your relationship status on social networking sites like Facebook, it's time to tackle a topic that always raises lots of questions — sharing personal information online. And now for our second question:

Is it appropriate to make big life announcements online?

To see DearSugar's answer,


While I understand that sending an email or updating your personal information on your online social networks is easier than calling your friends and family members individually, I think making a major announcement like an engagement, a pregnancy, a breakup, or a career move should be done in a more intimate, personal manner.

Of course, the news is yours to share and it should be told in whatever format you see fit, but be sure to take other people's feelings into consideration. I can almost guarantee that your mom, sister, or best friend will be disappointed if they're hearing about a major event in your life in the same way that your co-workers are, so sometimes the extra effort is well worth it.

To find out what geek has to say about this one, head on over to geeksugar.


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