chatting,gosping

United States
April 24, 2009 9:29pm CST
how do you know when you are chatting getting caught up on things or just gossipping?
4 responses
• United States
28 Feb 10
i never gossip about anyone with anyone. i just chat with people online. sometimes it is hard for people to notice if they are gossiping. but for me i already knnow i dont because i dont talk about other people behind their back or anything like that.
• United States
11 Jun 10
thanks for your reply
@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
7 May 09
getting caught up on things is discusiing things that could not hurt someone. Gossiping is when you talk about someone in a negative behavior and it can hurt them.
• United States
11 Jun 10
you are right thank-you
• Indonesia
26 Apr 09
i think we can do more with cahtting, like share with other user, privat les, and more. not only gossiping. Thank you
• United States
1 May 09
I am sorry i dont understand what you mean?
@maezee (38845)
• United States
25 Apr 09
When you start talking bad about people or start talking about rumors with no relevance to your own life - then you're gossiping. There's also a difference in tone, usually. People who gossip are usually doing so in a 'catty' way - and in a way that's meant to be condescending towards others. There's a difference in chit-chatting and gossiping about someone. For example, chit-chatting is usually harmless, isn't meant to hurt anyone's feelings or feel better about oneself - and isn't also discussing something that MAY or MAY NOT be true. When you're gossiping, you're usually taking a small rumor way out of porportion by assuming that it's the truth - and you're usually trying to be mean. I think there's a rather huge difference.
• United States
25 Apr 09
thank-you i belive what you wrote is very true! sometimes when you are talking or etc. it s hard to tell the diffrence or not to get involded,