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I tweet therefore I Am in @nyt by @PEGGYORENSTEIN

Peggy Ornestein 's book "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" is coming out this year and she is on Twitter hoping to create conversations on her book. In this article in the New York Times she talks about how your Twitter expecations may change the way you behave and there is definitely some truth in that. sort out the line between person and persona, the public and private self. Do you agree ?

Amplify’d from www.nytimes.com


I came late to Twitter. I might have skipped the phenomenon altogether, but I have a book coming out this winter, and publishers, scrambling to promote 360,000-character tomes in a 140-character world, push authors to rally their “tweeps” to the cause. Leaving aside the question of whether that actually boosts sales, I felt pressure to produce. I quickly mastered the Twitterati’s unnatural self-consciousness: processing my experience instantaneously, packaging life as I lived it. I learned to be “on” all the time, whether standing behind that woman at the supermarket who sneaked three extra items into the express check-out lane (you know who you are) or despairing over human rights abuses against women in Guatemala.

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Unknown said…
Good point! I would say that you should be true to yourself (on social networks or in person). I would question someone who portrays themselves in one way online, and then in person, they're slightly different. Does it mean we're "on" all time? Yes, but this is a media crazed world where the minute we say or do something, it's online. It's to be expected :)

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