Friday, October 18, 2013

To Tweet or Not to Tweet.

Tweet; tweet! No, I'm not a bird, but I'm on twitter. Twitter is great because in one swoop you can see what your friends are up to in one shot. However, with this amount of greatness, there comes some great responsibility. (as does with most power.) There is times when we shouldn't tweet. Here's a few examples of when you should hold back on Twitter:

  • Saying something about someone that perhaps would hurt someone's feelings. Those things you should leave off of the internet, because it's so hurtful reading something, especially negative about you on a public forum. If you're hurt that's fine. That's why they make diaries, and private messaging for. Vent your feelings for. 
  • Leave relationships offline. I hate going on to Facebook, and constantly reading relationship statuses, about how you're boyfriend's the love of your life, and your soulmate. I think it's okay to post a few pictures here and there, and write about what you're doing. I however do think that there's a limit of what you should post about your boyfriend. For starters, it takes away from the privacy off your relationship. It then becomes to viral and public, and you lose all of that private intimacy that you crave. That's what's important. So, basically limit yourself to what you post on the social networks about your boyfriend. Not everyone needs to know about that.
  • Going with the last post, is leave your relationship drama offline too. I think that you shouldn't post statuses when you're angry with anyone, whether it's your mom or your significant other. With that being said, don't post things about how your boyfriend doesn't answer his phone or how he hurts you because he's a bad person or something. I don't want to hear it. I don't want to see it when I'm casually browsing my newsfeed. So please do me a favor and vent to your friends about it, not random strangers or people you kind of know. Like I said before, relationships are something that should be private, and thus shouldn't be all of what you're posting.
  • Nude or drunk pictures. Plain and simple, Twitter's a public place, and by posting pictures of yourself wearing skimpy clothing or being plain old drunk is cool. However, when your future employer looks at that...then you're screwed. 
All and all, I love Twitter. I get to contact my friends across the world, and the country. I get to know what my favorite celebraty is up to at this very moment. However, it has its bad things, and these are just to name a few.


  1. I totally agree with all of these! I think they apply to both Twitter AND facebook!