Scientifical breakup breakthough

A press release reports yet another scientifical breakthrough:

The Breakup 2.0:’ A look at how new media is used to end relationships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Leslie checked her Facebook profile late one day and discovered that she was suddenly single…. There are now many more ways to break up — both in public and in private — and many of them are virtual.

Leslie was one of 72 people that Ilana Gershon [pictured here], an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University Bloomington, interviewed at length for her new book, The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting Over New Media (Cornell University Press).

“I was interested in the ways in which people were using new media to break up with each other and also the ways in which new media — which is designed to create connections — creates all sorts of problems when you’re using it to disconnect,” Gershon said.

(Thanks to investigator Alan Dove for making us aware of this breakthrough.)