/// Re-Tweeting (Not-So) Humble Promoters [Voices]

April 21, 2011  |  All Things Digital

By Marshall Heyman, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal Whether we like it or not, and especially on social media, we’re all self-promoters, broadcasting even our quasi-achievements to every friend and follower. In response, Harris Wittels, a standup comedian and a writer on the NBC series “Parks and Recreation,” created a Twitter feed called Humblebrag, which compiles examples of the offense. For instance, after he won his Academy Award for “Toy Story 3,” the director Lee Unkrich tweeted: “Just in case you think all this has gone to my head, within 36 hours of winning the Oscar, I was back home plunging a clogged toilet.” That ended up on Humblebrag. There’s a “false humility” to these Tweets, said Mr. Wittels, that “allows the offender to boast his ‘achievements’ without any sense of shame or guilt.” Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Re-Tweeting (Not-So) Humble Promoters [Voices]



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