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Is What You Do In Public OK For Public Publication?

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So a Twitter power-poster recently at a Burger King overheard an argument from a couple. He offered a play-by-play recap of the action on his Twitter profile.

Obviously, it should be understood that anything you do in public is open for public consumption. But does internet publication (such as these tweets) take it too far?

Many of the comments I’ve read said they were find with the dialog, but once he tweeted pictures (thus putting faces to the otherwise nameless characters) he crossed the line.

The Tweeter’s actions caused something of a national debate (see the Gizmodo editorial and the ABC News coverage below, along with the tweets).

What do you think about all this: Did the Tweeter cross the line with the text? The photos? Or do you think things done in public are fair game for anyone?

Read the tweets … http://gaw.kr/uWkKb3
ABC News report … http://abcn.ws/rWzZ5r
Gizmodo editorial … http://gizmo.do/uroQ0u

First published as You Tell Us: Is What You Do In Public OK For Public Publication? on The Man FAQ.

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