07/29/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
U.S. – Despite a general consensus on beliefs about breakup etiquette, many Facebook users fail to follow the rules. As reported by LiveScience.com, interviews with college students and adults with ages ranging from 30 to 50 revealed social networking and mobile technologies have contributed to complications with how many people breakup and handle breakups thereafter.
Ilana Gershon, an assistant professor of communication and culture at Indiana University in Bloomington, is quoted in the report as stating of her research, “I got really interested in the fact that all this technology is designed to connect with people, yet people [are] constantly dealing with the problem of how to disconnect.”
Gershon notes that many of those interviewed admitted to habits such as continuing to peruse the pages of their exes after a breaking despite receiving no real satisfaction out of it. Gershon is further quoted as stating, “It’s giving them ‘hot Cheetos’ of information, so they get a taste of something – it tantalizes but doesn’t satisfy… They wanted closure or wanted to know who their ex-lover was now with, and they never really felt like they got the answers they wanted.”
More information about Gershon’s findings is available in the new book, “The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media” (Cornell University Press, July 2010).
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