Friday, August 29, 2008

How much is too much?

I have my Twitter account to automatically update my Facebook status. Usually, it's pretty funny and so what if it shows that I update my status about 5 times a day.

But yesterday I was so aggravated by people talking in an office behind me, that I just did what I normally did and Twittered about it.

Today, a coworker asked me about my Facebook status and asked what that was about. "Who were you listening to?" She wasn't being combative in asking, she was just humored and curious. I had to quickly think on my feet because I wasn't about to tell her that she was one half of the duo who I wanted to impale.

"That was for all the talking that was going on around me. I was trying to write something and I kept getting distracted."

It's crazy how I can lie with a straight face.

So the dilemma is, do I have to censor myself on Twitter? Should I disconnect Twitter from automatically updating Facebook? Should I de-friend her? (I already de-friended my manager because I didn't want him having that close of a peek into my personal life - especially if I like to rant about work every now and then.)


  1. And this is what makes me glad I don't have to deal with being in an office (for the time being!). I would say stop Twitter from updating your Facebook status. But then again, it still stands that they could find this page, or find your Twitter, so your problem is not really solved. Dilemma of being out on the Intrawebs, I guess!

  2. That's a tough thing. I have coworkers who are both on Twitter and Facebook (I don't know if any read my blog, but they have access to it via FB) and I find myself censoring when I have a bad day. I just don't mention my work issues on twitter/FB/Blog.

    You could make your twitter stream private and not allow twitter to update your FB status. I turned off twitter FB updates but then I found myself not updating FB. Keeping things private won't update your blog if you have it on their either (I don't know, I read yours via RSS reader)