Facebook updates: What kind do you write?

After using Facebook for a while, you notice that people tend to say the same things over and over in their status updates.

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The 'Too Much Information (TMI)' Update

"Bob Levin is still gassed from his long-delayed sigmoidoscopy."
"Joe Kass can't stop picking his nose."
"Jodi Portia is having the heaviest period ever!"

Who needs juicy third-person gossip when Facebookers seem more than willing to reveal intimate details of their own private lives to a horrified yet fascinated public? Nothing is off limits when it comes to the 'Too Much Information (TMI)' update. From behind the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/159830/facebook_privacy_flap_lessons_learned.html|veil of Facebook faux-anonymity|Facebook Privacy Flap: Lessons Learned]], people will talk openly about their sex lives, body issues, bad habits, secret thoughts, perverted minds, and weird quirks.

Sure, a TMI update might make your readers cringe, but there's something liberating about exposing your inner demons to a generally supportive community of online friends. And who knows -- maybe someone will comment in agreement, making you feel less alone.

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