Mark Brooks wants the whole web to know that he spent $41 on an iPad case at an Apple store, $24 eating at an Applebee’s, and $6,450 at a Florida plastic surgery clinic for nose work, the New York Times reports. Too much information, you say? On the internet, there seems to be no such thing. A wave of web start-ups aims to help people indulge their urge to divulge — from sites like Blippy, which Brooks used to broadcast news of what he bought, to Foursquare, a mobile social network that allows people to announce their precise location to...

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