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Ready to Tweet and Facebook your Weight?

Ready to Tweet and Facebook your Weight?

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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Ann Pietrangelo

Ann Pietrangelo is the author of No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis and Catch That Look: Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. She is a freelance writer and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Follow on Twitter @AnnPietrangelo

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3:04PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

noted :(

3:20AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

Thanks for sharing

12:11PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

If people want to share that type of information it's their prerogative (though I wouldn't recommend it), but I'm not interested in reading about it or sharing it myself. There's much more interesting things to share and discuss.

7:25PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

Don't we have too many privacy issues already? Although... I could see why some people might want to do this but personally, I would rather want to keep this type of information to myself.

7:22PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

Why would anyone be interested in that???

10:30PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

Who the heck would want this??? People share to much crap as it is--no one cares.

11:41AM PST on Jan 22, 2012

no way. too much information.

4:46AM PST on Jan 22, 2012

Way too much information!!!

12:30PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Oh my.. I'm nowhere near overweight but my weight is still no ones business

11:24PM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Haha I know!! I thought about that. I wouldn't do that myself! I don't want anyone to know my weight! Only my friends I can share with.

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