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Petty gossip; trivial talk.
intr.v. tit·tle-tat·tled, tit·tle-tat·tling, tit·tle-tat·tles
To talk idly or foolishly; gossip.

[Reduplication of tattle.]
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A person can be a 'tittle-tattle' or be engaged in the act of tittle-tattling. Some of us have either engaged in the said practice at some moment in our lives, or know of someone who has (at some moment in theirs).
DIGITAL media has now taken over most of our lives, from banking online to chatting via Facebook, to business on Linkedin, to tittle-tattling on Twitter.
The tittle-tattling journalist seemed to think the Jason Koumas affair was more important.