Sharing Knowledge / GossipšŸ¤«

When you become the person who knows things, then you get a certain amount of Klout. But the problem is others should know that you knew it first. So you end up sharing news to others even when it is not published yet. My question today was, ‘is that gossip’?

Looks like there is a thin line between sharing information and gossip. I was relieved to get this definition – Gossip: “casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details which are not confirmed as true.” So if the information that one shared is true and it is something that the source(person) is going to release eventually, and sharing it early to a few friends is no harm then I guess it is ok to share, and gather some Klout. But if the person has confided in you and told you not to tell anyone, then you shouldn’t. šŸ¤«