12/12/2012 03:57 pm ET Updated Feb 11, 2013

New York Times Column About Oversharing Had Dodgy Sourcing

Roger Cohen's Dec. 6 column about "oversharing" now includes a gruesome editor's note:

In this column, the author suggested that he was moved to talk about over-sharing and anxiety online after he came across two comments on Twitter. In fact, both comments were taken from a Web site,, that the writer consulted as part of his research. One of the comments, from Claire, was from a Twitter feed; the other, from Deanna, was from Facebook. They were both written in 2010. The writer should not have implied he stumbled across them while reading recent Twitter feeds.

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