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Erykah Badu Twittered Her Labor and Baby's Birth

Geek Out: What Things Should Not Be Twittered?

We've seen what happens when you Twitter everything, 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.

While I follow some of my favorite Twitterers, like Dooce and Tina Fey (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?

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