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How to Survivify: Living with a Compulsive Tweeter

Sharing your life with someone who insists on sharing -- or oversharing -- constantly on Twitter can be a surreal experience, particularly if you don't share in the joy of tweeting. Twitter is certainly a phenomenon that has forever changed communications, journalism, social networking and pop culture. But it has also the potential to wreak havoc on personal relationships. If your family member or significant other is tethered to Twitter, maybe it's time to suggest a brief time-out. If you can come up with some fun activities that involve being under water, for example, you may succeed in getting your Twitterific friend to unplug briefly. But it's probably only a matter of time until photos of the outing end up on TwitPic anyway.

Look on the bright side:

  • At least tweets are only 140 characters.
  • You can read the tweets...but so can anyone else.
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Make your feelings if that'll make any difference.
  • Establish a tweet-free zone in your house.
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Words of Wisdom

For the uninitiated, here’s how Twitter works – I have no f***ing idea. I have no idea how it works – or why it is. -Jon Stewart