Friday, August 20, 2010


Facebook, Skype, and other new media are well known for their powerful ability to bring people together. But they can also serve as, shall we say, a unique method by which to disconnect. Ilana Gershon studied new media breakups for her book, The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media . Gershon says that although this behavior isn’t acceptable, she came to understand why some people chose digital separation.

    Music Playlist
  • Are You F****** Kidding Me (The Facebook Song)
    Artist: by Kate Miller-Heidke

Comments [6]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Stalking and cyber-stalking, yuck! No means no, I learned long ago.

Aug. 23 2010 01:29 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Stalking and cyber-stalking; yuck! No means no, I have quite learned.

Aug. 23 2010 01:27 AM
Azadeh Zeyghami from ny

Thanks Lynn!

Aug. 22 2010 10:45 AM
Lynn Bering

I wanted to find the song, too. It's on YouTube:

Aug. 21 2010 04:38 PM

I can sympathize with the idea of turning to new media "to see if this finally will end the relationship."

Years ago, I was in a relationship that was clearly in bad shape, but I didn't know how to end it. One night, my bf and I were having an argument over the phone, and I hung up on him. He called right back and yelled "If you hang up on me again, this relationship is over!" So I hung up. An opening like that was too precious to waste. Without it, I don't know how much longer we would have limped along together, both miserable but unable to say so.

Aug. 21 2010 03:26 PM
cryptozoologist from yellow springs, ohio

i would like to find a recording used at the end of this piece, thanks!

Aug. 21 2010 02:46 PM

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