Breaking Up In 140 Characters
We’ve seen technology facilitate the beginning of relationships (and even marriage proposals) many times before. Francis Anderson points us to a curious example of a couple breaking up in real time over Twitter. Their status updates very publicly detail the breakdown and back and forth they go through as the situation spirals downward.
“Last night I had the strangely compelling but deeply awkward experience of watching someone liveblogging the end of his relationship via twitter. You can watch the action from the bottom in the screengrab below… I find the progression, the unfolding to be very striking… as well, of course, as the fact that he did it on twitter. Not sure what I think about it (also not sure they’re going to stay broken up, being a romantic and an optimist) and I won’t muddle the experience with my own commentary, but it felt worth sharing.”