I am not sure I will ever understand how people can be so hateful to one another. What I do understand is the power of the anonymity of the internet. I understand that most of these people would never say these words to my face or even in front of the people they care about.
Before you forget, email the link to your Liberal/Conservative/Fun/Mean uncle who agrees/disagrees with you on everything. The subject line could read: "Thought of you" but there should be no text in the email body. Just a link. 'CC' 12 members of your extended family and two old college buddies.
Why is it that we feel everyone has to be alerted about everything about our lives? We have become a society of over-sharers. As if the me-generation wasn't self-involved enough, it has evolved into the please-look-at-me generation.
Not everyone speaks the same language online. While you might think a HAND is an appendage, it actually stands for "Have a Nice Day." IBM isn't just the computer giant, it stands for "Inadequate but Marketable." Do you think acronyms are overused online and in emails?
What happens when one day you find someone else using your logo, which you have taken the time to file a copyright or trademark for, as his or her primary profile photo on Twitter, Facebook or another social network?
Being tagged in a video without your permission where you have no sales relationship with someone simply breaks the rules of netiquette. My followers would assume I was endorsing and approving a service that I knew nothing about.
By updating with minutiae and daily grind stuff, you run the risk of triggering the "boy who cried wolf" label. However, use your updates sparingly and they are likely to reach a larger audience and to much greater effect.