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December 16

I want a divorce #tacky

Filed under: Celebrities,media — posted by Breakup Girl @ 10:31 am

Remember when breaking up with someone over the phone was scandalous? (What, you couldn’t be bothered to jump in your horseless carriage and look your ex-to-be in the eye?) Now, Jezebel flags the inevitable: not just breakups, but full-on divorces, celebrity* and civilian**, announced — for the first time, to the divorce-ee — via Twitter. Mercifully concise, I guess, but #tacky! “Please,” writes Sadie Stein, “don’t let this become a thing.”

Hear, hear. Though actually, for legal purposes, tweeting’s too concise. Quoth a lawyer at Divorce Saloon: “To say that you ‘twittered’ your intentions to divorce your spouse to your followers on Twitter and that that is somehow enough ‘notice’ of a pending divorce action? That that would be tantamount to ‘personal service’ as required by statute? I don’t think the day will ever come.”

All of that said, while I’m all for every discussion about maintaining civility in the bluish glow of technology, I want to say this for the record: our little beeping and blooping machines have brought far more friends, lovers, and allies together than they have torn asunder. Tweet on!

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* “In the past few months, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy and Eva Longoria all replaced the time-tested PR statement with a tweet. Maybe they feel like their fans deserve to hear it from them.”

** “Apparently one guy did this…without consulting the wife he was divorcing, writing ‘My wife has left me, I wasn’t good enough, isn’t that a shame’ before she’d had a chance to tell her friends or family.”

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April 19

It’s not you, it’s my avatar

Filed under: Advice,Comedy,media,pop culture,Psychology — posted by Mia @ 1:10 pm

If only everyone on Twitter followed Nerve’s Nine Essentials of Twitter Etiquette! (Twitiquette?) Hilarious and helpful. My favorite:

Ask yourself if you’re tweeting something out of love, or to be loved.

While you’re there, check out the cautionary Five Ways I’ve Sabotaged My Relationships With Technology. It rings skeerily familiar for a rampant, heretofore unrepentant texter/emailer/chatter like me. Yikes!

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January 26

Because Breakup Girl can’t be everywhere at all times…

Filed under: Uncategorized — posted by Paula @ 2:40 pm

…here are some other love smarty-pantses who Tweet, courtesy of YourTango. (Follow BG here.)

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May 26

Oh! Sotomayor! Yes!

Filed under: News — posted by Breakup Girl @ 11:26 am

A sharp-eyed Twitterer observes: “Hmmm…#3wordsduringsex still trending over Sonia Sotomayor. Oh, America.”

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May 19

Tweet nothings

Filed under: Uncategorized — posted by Breakup Girl @ 11:29 am

Via Tango: 21 Twitter pickup lines, including the less than coy “Wanna go back to my house and #?” Just a punny diversion, I guess, given the less-than-intimate design flaw: @ kerfuffle notwithstanding, um, everyone can, of course, see your direct messages. Yo, geeks: is there a future for some sort of workaround app called Flirtr?

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March 24

He’s just not that into you, Jen

Filed under: Celebrities,News — posted by Chris @ 5:18 pm

According to The Telegraph, Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer broke up because of his “Twitter obsession!”

The source added: “Jen was fuming. There he was, telling her he didn’t have time for her and yet his page was filled with Twitter updates.¬†Every few hours, sometimes minutes, he’d update with some stupid line. And in her mind, she was like ‘He has time for all this Twittering, but he can’t send me a text, an email, make a call?’.”

Sounds easy enough, but you see, girls require more than 140 characters at a time.

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