It’s Over.com

Friday, August 20, 2010

Transcript

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7MuwPlOiNQ

Aug. 21 2010 04:38 PM
Janet

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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