The Breakup 2.0: New Rules For Breaking Up
Technology has changed the way relationships are ended.
In her book The Breakup 2.0, author Ilana Gershon explores how college students are using technologically mediated ways to break up with their partners. These new mediums, particularly, Facebook, texting and instant messaging has changed the way romantic relationships work and end. Whereas earlier, relationships were marked by tangible symbols of connection such as pins and rings, they have now been replaced by relationship statuses on Facebook profiles. The book is based on Ilana’s interviews of seventy-two people who shared stories of being dumped via these new media.