Breakin' up is, as Neil Sedaka once sagely pointed out, hard to do. But for one recently divorced woman, studying the data behind the breakup was a balm to help her through a tough emotional time.
The NY Times has a story about how a conference was held to teach 200 teenagers from Boston how to have "healthy breakups". Unsurprisingly, a lot of the discussion revolved around proper Facebook breakup etiquette.
We started out so hot and heavy. The possibilities were endless. We were such a pair, the two of us! Passionate. In love. At least that's what you led me to believe, you fucking asshole.
It's an admittedly small sample size from a start-up social network, but even so: that's ice cold. MocoSpace surveyed 20,000 of its 10.3 million members, and found that SMS is the weapon of choice for 47% of phone break-ups.