A told B a piece of information, also adding do not repeat it. B told C with the same request. C told D and the rest. B can not blame anyone else but themselves. They were the original first weak link.
I think person A had a need to confide in another person. It happened to me, I told one friend something, in confidence. She repeated it to another friend and so on. I was mad at the person I had confided in. People have confided in me and I have NEVER repeated it. We all need to talk at times. Of course I made a mistake in trusting my friend and would never trust her again, in fact we are no longer friends.
I agree with your answer too
First person who opened their fool mouth.
I was the first person to open his fool mouth before. More than once actually.
Do you not realize that when you talk about something that can harm someone else, (call it venting if you like) you are breaching THEIR trust.
sorry....you are the one the original person told in confidence...you betrayed trust by sharing with another.
The person who initiated the breach of privacy or who began the defamation seems most responsible.
You know that better than any of us. You know the parties. We don't.
Look up privacy, and look up defamation. Read about it, if you are so inclined. I can't be giving lessons on tort law, here in a message board.
I think you are
The one who trusted the person they told in the first place. That's the one most responsible because they knew what could happen and decided to tell to someone potentially untrustworthy anyway.
...the one who don't stop it before its too late
Whoever open their mouth first!!
you started the gossip granted it spread further than you wanted but it began with you
I do not agree
The one who started the gossips. Whether they like it or not, they opened their mouth to others.
The person who vents, trusted the person...the other had the courage to break that trust and splatter the news. Everytime a person hears something, there's always an extra which is added. People need to hear things from the horses mouth.
The one who twisted the story, the one who started the story, meant it for good, good intentions, maybe with the known risk of it being changed through Chinese wispers. So the one who changed it, if we don't speak up about things we think we shouldn't because of how the reaction may be, because of the way social things are etc.. then what are we, opinion-less.
OMG! *throws hands in the air* People! Stop trusting others!
The original story teller. Never trust anyone to keep your confidence.
The idiot that spewed his brains out to another person. Some people just have diarrhea of the mouth.