File under, you just can't make stuff like this up.
There are lots of people out there using Twitter. Lots of people letting lots of other people know they've had breakfast, flossed, taken the bus to work, are at their desk, etc, etc. Fine.
We have the Twitter feed into facebook which a bunch of people seem to use as well. Right on the notifications page, again, bathroom breaks, commentary on the women's washroom in the Hamburg train station (no, really!), etc. Fine.
Fine, except for one tiny little problem.
We've all seen the stories about people calling in sick and posting party pictures on Facebook. My best friend over at York University tells me students come in with sad stories about mom dying last week while on their MySpace/Facebook page, we have current "tell your mom I loved the dinner last night" postings.
And now we have TWITter entertainment in the VC world.
A guy wants to come by and pitch his idea. No problem, come by Tuesday at 3p. Ok, very cool, so excited to meet you, heard so many things about you, amazing firm you have, etc, etc.
"Is relieved to have finally, gotten one of these asshole VCs to meet with me on Tuesday, stay tuned, gotta pucker up for this clown."
Then we have CEOs using TWITter to post "getting sick of the brain dead board members trying to make me do paperwork"
I think we need to update the list of things we tell our children. Instead of don't run with the scissors, we should have early discussions about the send and post it buttons.
Be careful out there.