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The Twits

Posted by putsimply on 26th January 2009

Today I am harping back to an old bandwagon of mine… the use of social networking sites.

I am a big fan of Twitter, love the immediacy of it all, but I was highly amused by a journalist’s request we received today. She is looking for a personal case study of a female who discovered her partner was cheating by reading their Twitter updates.

Now, excuse me if I am being naive here but surely nobody is daft enough to put up on Twitter details of an affair, even obliquely?  Surely by now everyone who uses social networking is aware that nothing can remain a secret between the ‘accepted’ to your site.

I am guessing this request was prompted by Chelsy Davey announcing her split with Prince Harry with a ‘single’ status on her Facebook site, which certainly saves lots of tearful phone calls.   However, there is no way that information shared in this way is going to stay private. So anyone who puts their peccadilloes on Twitter has to be the biggest Twit of all.