Live Tweeting Breakups

Patricia John makes an excellent point about live-tweeting life events, from a third-party perspective. In the new world of living in a fishbowl, whether we want to or not, it’s also created a world of public shaming.

There used to be a chasm between private issues and public entertainment. In today’s world, this is now a line so tiny and fuzzy, society tends to forget the separation existed.

It never hurts to pay attention to the inkling that something should remain private. Especially if that something DOESN’T BELONG TO YOU. Just because you are an observer of a private moment between other people, doesn’t give you the right to share. Especially sharing to anyone with access to an internet connection without the permission from the subjects themselves.

Do you think the world has become too public?
Do you believe public shaming is an issue in line with the times?
Would you stop someone from filming another person’s private moment, or leave it be?