Tuesday November 24, 2020

Off Message

'Tweet' and 'Twitter' are such innocent words that let us unzip our lives and the lives of others, and walk emotionally naked in the world, writes Jennifer O'Connell.

16th June, 2012
'The biggest threat to your privacy is right there looking at you, reflected back in the shiny, mirrored screen of your smartphone'. Photo: UK Press

Lately, I've found myself an unwitting bystander in quite a few marital dramas. One couple I'd grown rather fond of split up after nine years together. It was messy - there were allegations of adultery; there was an angry confrontation; she called the police; he was arrested and cautioned.

Then, a few days later, another marriage was threatening to blow up in my face: this time it was after the man - a married actor...

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