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 known...as if that'll make any difference.
- Establish a tweet-free zone in your house.
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Survival kit contents:(replenish as often as needed)
- Go Tweet Yourself: 365 Reasons Why Twitter, Facebook, MyS...
- The Twitter Book
- The World According to Twitter
- Twitter For Dummies
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