If you are over the age of 35, maybe even 40, do you remember those days when the only person who was privy to your most guarded secrets were you, maybe one or two very close friends, or a family member? There were even secrets that you shared with nobody, and you preferred to keep it that way. Obviously, a considerable cultural shift has occurred over the past 20 years or so, which has clearly shown a collective erosion of basic propriety, and dwindling desire for privacy that was common during previous generations.
Many of those who grew up prior to the digital age find it almost impossible to conceive of airing the dirty laundry over the internet for relatives, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers to read. In fact, a lot of it would be best left to strangers, for at least you will not have to live down some of the more embarrassing admissions. One of the most important and free Twitter secrets is to never tweet something while in a highly emotional state. It is just not cool to talk about everything you cannot stand about your significant other in front of dozens of followers. Once it is out there it has been seen; and deleting after the fact is too little too late.
While it would be difficult to pinpoint the cultural catalyst behind oversharing, it is a fascinating phenomenon nonetheless. It is almost as if technology has remotely programmed and reprogrammed brains in such a way as to relax human inhibitions. What else could be the reason that people are so willing to share the details that culminated in their divorce? Or how they are the biggest losers or worst parents in the world? These may be feelings that many people experience from time to time. But that does not mean that it is appropriate information to share with every friend, relative, and colleague under the sun!
Some of best free Twitter tips that experienced Tweeters could share would probably include the following. Before you tweet anything, make certain that it is something that others will find interesting; never talk about relationship problems; and never bad mouth someone. In fact, the last one could even lead to legal ramifications.
The bottom line is there is no such thing as Twitter secrets. Depending upon your account settings, even your boss could read all the juicy details of your lying, cheating boyfriend or girlfriend. Actually, there may be Twitter secrets after all; and that would be when in doubt, do not Tweet.