Some people view gossip as a lighthearted way of spreading information
A feminist definition of gossip presents it as "a way of talking between women, intimate in style, personal and domestic in scope and setting, a female cultural event which springs from and perpetuates the restrictions of the female role, but also gives the comfort of validation."
I agree only with the first opinion.
Gossip is always a negative matter - telling something good about a person is never gossip.
So, this is my last funny owl - so far :-)...