Twitter can feed the narcissistic tendencies of human beings. A large amount of people believe others are interested in the everyday minutia of their lives. Judging by Twitter's initial success and unparalleled growth, it appears to have fulfilled a need for self-expression far beyond what other technologies allow. This incessant broadcasting of people's lives, however, comes with its own set of dangers beyond its pernicious effect of inflating our egos.
- When you make private information public it is easier for others to spot your weaknesses and figure out ways to harm or take advantage of you.
- It is not uncommon to receive inaccurate feedback from others, which can lead to misunderstandings and/or misinformation.
- The information you publish can be taken out of context, making you an easy target for defamation.
- People do not fully understand the extent of the impact information disclosure can provoke. Twitter is less than five years old. This is a brand new medium, and we are just now beginning to recognize its potential consequences.