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The Huffington Post recently ran an article about this new Facebook application that allows you to monitor your ex's relationship status called the Breakup Notifier. I would describe myself as a bit of a proponent of schadenfreude and even I think this is a little much...

Edit: Upon re-reading the article, I think I let my own personal biases color my judgment of this. While I would use this to find out when my ex is single so I can feel justified in knowing that he or she is not only a slew of expletives, but also alone, many people might not. Either way, this is a very interesting app. And I am impressed it only took the creator four hours to create.

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  1. Unknown User (mpv4) AUTHOR

    Technology changes too fast for me to keep up! Facebook blocked the application officially today.

  2. Unknown User (sjc2)

    First of all, this post made me actually laugh out loud!

    But looking at this seriously, I can't help but be reminded of 1984 and the removal and/or modification of information. One of my biggest fears in the digital age is that, without a hard copy or a paper trail, information can easily be destroyed or changed or blocked. As this above case shows, what is on the internet one day can easily be gone the next.

  3. Unknown User (mn4)

    I am not even going to lie and pretend like I would not use that service. I think that's really neat.

  4. Unknown User (dmb21)

    I am surprised that Facebook removed this! I mean, I think this rings pretty true: 

    "I hope that people use it for good and not evil--it's merely practical. If you're going to check someone's profile every day, you might as well get rid of the tedium and have the changes get delivered right to your inbox instead."

    But I suppose that the hope you have in repeatedly clicking/checking your crushes profile would just become a hope that you have a special e-mail in your box each day.