Oh Twitter, what would we all do without it? The micro-blogging site has become the go-to platform for connecting people all over the world, including plenty of celebrities. In fact, Twitter has so much clout, celebs and notables are often judged by how many "followers" they have.
Modern technology connecting people is a great thing --or is it? What happens when users reveal a little too much? It seems we've hit the peak of overshare overload. Celebs like Demi Moore, Chris Brown, Rihanna and countless others have taken to Twitter to "air dirty laundry" about their personal lives and relationships, sometimes with dire results.
Most recently Michael Phelps' alleged girlfriend tweeted one too many public messages to the famed Olympic swimmer and it didn't take much time for Gawker to drop a bomb; followed by a media mini-storm of people calling her a "fame whore" and "gold digger," citing her use of Twitter as a red flag. People are especially fired up about a tweet where she claimed to not know how to send a "direct message" so that she could publicly interact with him:
You can't help but feel bad and embarrassed for her as she becomes the latest target for attacks and fodder. But really, what did this woman do besides put up a few little 140 character-or-less messages on Twitter?
Not so much. That is exactly the point. Twitter is a very powerful platform. Use it wisely and with caution when it comes to your personal life and relationships. And for goodness sake, please save your romantic mushy interactions for phone, text or email! Or suffer the consequences, apparently.