Deleting old files from my laptop just now, I came upon BreakupBlogs.txt, which apparently was a mini diary of sorts that I kept after my first Big Breakup, about five years ago. I was 19! Practically a fetus! This one in particular made me LOL:
I imagine that breakups were a lot easier before the internet became a factor. Back then, it was actually possible to break up and never see the person again. Now, you break up and he’s suddenly everywhere. New pictures on Myspace, status updates on Facebook, old e-mails.
I hesitated to do this until today, but I’ve finally taken the important step of deleting him from my buddy list. After all, we’re not “buddies,” and I really don’t care to be updated 10 times a day of his blossoming social life now that he’s single. Now if only I could stop my fingers from compulsively typing in his name when I’m on Myspace.
Breaking up! It’s so different with the internet! How observant and wise of me!
Okay, done mocking my 19-year-old self. Also: MySpace! BUDDY LISTS!?
I could write article after article on this topic, each analyzing this topic from a new perspective. There could be an entire book on social media breakup etiquette. I don’t care how “reused” this topic is, it’s a topic I always find fascinating.