TIP #41-ACCOUNTABILITY VIA SOCIAL NETWORK SHARING?

From “Ready to Tweet and Facebook your Weight?” By Ann Pietrangelo

“For many social media lovers this is going to fall under the category of “too much information.”

Are you ready to step on your bathroom scales and have your weight automatically uploaded to the internet? If you’re so inclined, the wireless scale will make it easy to Facebook, tweet, and shout your progress, or lack thereof, to the world. The scale monitors weight and body fat information each time you step on the scale and can keep track of multiple users.

Fitbit introduced the Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale to the world at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, and it’s all about motivation. For some people, that kind of motivation might be just what they need. If it takes a village to achieve your weight goals, this is one way to go.

“Any goal is infinitely more doable with the right support network in your court. Invite your friends to Fitbit.com or find like-goaled people and groups on our active and growing community on Fitbit.com. You can also share your stats with friends via Twitter and Facebook,” says the company’s website.

The good news is that the public sharing of your weight is completely optional.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have no connection or financial interest in Fitbit or its products. As a social media user myself, I’m fascinated with what people will share publicly. On the other hand, since I regularly write about the state of my own health and penned a memoir, I’m hardly in a position to take others to task for over sharing.

So what do you think? Would you be willing to have your bathroom scale publicly share your weight…and would it help you reach your goals?”

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