We've talked about this before. It's a pet peeve of mine.
Let's agree that the Internet, cell phones, and the social media have changed the world. Looking at the larger picture, these technological advances have literally made possible social and political revolutions. As a writer, I applaud the advances in the digital world that have permanently altered the publishing landscape. To all this I say, Bravo!
But here's my mini-rant for the day. Like 24/7 cable news, the social media is always looking for the next big, juicy story and unfortunately there are way too many faux celebrities who are more than happy to oblige by providing lurid details of their private lives. Skanks and ho's abound. There I've said it and yes, I'm being judgmental. Enough.
But I grew up in an age where you did not discuss your sex life with anyone except possibly your best friend. Otherwise, what happened in the bedroom (or wherever) stayed there. You didn't post your sexual escapade, along with Twitpics, before you would have had time to get dressed.
Here's the incident that prompted this tirade. I don't know Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, or for that matter Bruce Willis (although I did like the first couple of years of Moonlighting). So it's safe to say that I shouldn't know anything about who they do what with. But every time I open to the AOL home page, I am immediately updated on "The Scandal" that has erupted which involves Ashton cheating on Demi, with some skank, and Bruce, as Demi's ex-husband, feeling obliged to let loose some whoop ass on the man with the roving eye (and other parts apparently).
Okay, as if this were not enough. Sarah Leal, the 22-year old at the center of "The Scandal," felt obliged to tell US Magazine, that she wouldn't have slept with Ashton had she known he was still married (he claimed he was separated). Good to know that she has standards. But she then went on to divulge all the pillow talk (which seemed mainly political), and the birth control method used (none). OY!
Look I know that gossip and sex scandals occurred long before Facebook was invented. I also knows that sex sells, and apparently money is often the motivation in these "Let me tell you what really happened that night" stories that I see. Dare I say this? If you sell your story of a sexual escapade, is that all that different than saying you'll have sex for money? Um, and what is that called?
Bottom Line (and pun is intended): do what you want with whomever you want, assuming everyone is a consenting adult – but do me a favor, please shut up.
Brianna Sullivan Mysteries - e-book series
I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Undying Love in Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
A Haunting in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Lottawatah Twister - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Sullivan Investigations Mystery - e-book series
Murder Off the Books Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Riley Come Home (short story)- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Love Lessons - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords