Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Peepers...I Mean Twitters
Well everyone has been razing me about not Tweeting! Now when I was young if you were a "Twit" that as a bad thing! HA! I guess that is why they call them "Tweets" Ha! People can call me old, but I just don't see why everyone has to know everything I'm doing. I don't want them to know what I'm doing!!!! I would half jokingly say I don't want people to know I'm going to the bathroom, taking a shower or feeling hormonal and eating chocolate and shopping. (Yes, if it is at the same time...oh boy stay away! Ha!)
I remember the guys who lived in our brother residence hall would call and tell us they could see us...probably with binoculars! They would describe what we were doing, what we were wearing etc. Now I thought that was a Peeper! Of course some girls purposely kept their windows open, but many times that was to tease them, especially to make an old boyfriend jealous! HA! I know but life isn't fair! ;-) Now we have a piece of technology, that while is not a video (YET) where we tell others where we are and what we are doing. Who developed this, the former Peepers? Man they gotta be working on the video one aggressively now. Some guy who wants to track his girlfriend? Ok, so it could be the opposite way but geez talk about an obsessive mate having means now. The stalkers and pedophiles will love this. My younger siblings and students etc tell me how ridiculous I am being and that I am just getting old. Ah Ha! Right!
Apparently some women Tweeted that she is having a miscarriage! People, come on! Call me old, I don't care! I just find this totally reprehensible! And not the idea of her comments on abortion, though I don't like the indifference personally, but that is her choice and not a viewpoint I would have but...I just don't want to know things like that from strangers. I'm not a Peeper! HA! Who would want to know? Ok, so maybe you would want a mate or friend, but that is what email, texting and the phone is for. If we extend the intimate boundaries to the rest of the world, then what is left private to your close personal friends or your mate? Perhaps that is an issue? People have less and less close personal relationships. It is turning into all electronic friends. I'm sorry but there are things I would only tell my mate. This is the wonderful bond we have. The idea that you feel so close to one person you can share these things with trust. Then again, I do know friends who discuss with "the girls" things about their guys that there is no way I would. Especially the idiots who brag about their mate's masculineness and bedroom (or wherever) skills. First, it is likely not true if you are boasting, but I'll let that go. If it was, then you wonder why other women go after your mate. Come on! If I had a good thing I'm not about to tell others! He's mine! I guess people like to brag what car they have etc so mate is no different. Great just another "thing" you have or to make you feel better than someone else. Ugh! Who cares? Is it a contest? How you do you really know what you have is so much better than someone else? Mine's better, no Mine's better...????? No one critically thinks, maybe the things they do you would not like or vice versa! It is all a personal opinion, your individual preferences...he is great for you and that is wonderful but may not great for someone else.
Ok, so some say Twitter is for family and friends to know quickly. You don't have to text all of them, they can just check your twitter. Maybe, but again do I want them all to know? I would suppose if it was private ok, but if the whole world can view? I know to some extent blogs are even doing the same thing. We all know we discuss our personal lives, family, health etc. So what is the difference? There seems to be one for me. Maybe others do not think so, but perhaps it is the idea of the manner or purpose. With blogs you have a circle of people who read with context, more developed information, and many times to help others or seek advice. Again perhaps it is the particular content also of what is for a personal journal, a mate, family, friends or the whole world to know.
I just think you can't argue you have the right to your privacy against the govt, church etc for what you do in your home with your family (though I'm not saying abusing etc!) and in the bedroom and then you go and tweet "Doing it doggie style!" A celebrity, who is more likely to have many more viewers than I would, can't complain people are hounding them when they go to dinner and they Tweet where they are! You can't have it both ways! So please keep your privacy and don't peep on me! Unless I purposely have my blinds open! HA! Just kidding!