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Twitter Etiquette: Don't Twitter TMI

Although the whole principle of Twitter is to quickly describe to the world what you're up to, you don't want to go overboard with the "personal" info. For example, nobody wants to hear the intimate details of last night's date, the fact that you're in the bathroom right this minute, and hey, maybe you should keep the whole "in labor" thing to yourself.

You've already shared what you consider unacceptable Twitter behavior (bathroom breaks and anything you wouldn't want your mom to know are a given), so let's just make Twitter TMI a steadfast no-no and add it to our etiquette rule book. Obviously your followers are interested in your life and your thoughts about the world around you (otherwise they wouldn't be following you), but there are some details that should remain strictly between friends . . . or perhaps between you and the bathroom wall. Have you been a victim of Twitter TMI?

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gincase gincase 6 years
Oh, please - the joy of twitter is that you don't have to follow someone if you don't want to. I tweeted through delivery because my side of the family was up in Washington, and my husband and I live in CA. It was only because of internet looky-loos and my loose lipped (smile) neighbors who caused the larger internet stir. My post on the whole thing... http://ginnycase.blogspot.com/2008/08/twittering-up-storm.html No regrets...and BTW - my period should start tomorrow.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
Agreed, Macgirl. I figured I might learn something about geeksugar by following her :P
bingbingboom bingbingboom 8 years
I don't mind to know what they are up to, but I agree with geeksugar that too much detailed information is not welcome. I think this rule should apply to Facebook status too.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Not at this point. And actually I think I have a few people I follow that don't really give me enough info *cough, cough, geeksugar, cough*. I like the little personal tidbits above and beyond just a ton of links that people tend to post.
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