No, not public displays of affection.
Public displays of accountability.
I'm reading a terrifc book right now called "The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy.
"Want to cement that new habit? Get big brother to watch you. It's never been easier with all the social media available. I heard about one woman who decided to get control of her finances by blogging about every penny she spends every day. She's got her family, friends and plenty of colleagues following her spending habits, and as a result of the many eyes of scrutiny, she's become far more responsible and disciplined in her finances."
I thought this sounded like a great idea. You can do this with your finances or your your weight or any other goal you have.
Twitter is a great way to make your goals public. If you have a smart phone as you spend money (or eat or do some exercise or something toward any of your goals) you could add it to your twitter stream.
If you don't have a smart phone, any time you are near a computer you can update Twitter.
You can do this anonymously. You need to give your email address to sign up for Twitter but when you are signing up, uncheck that box that says "