Breakup Notifier a new Facebook app that lets users track their friends' relationship changes.
Created by Dan Loewenherz, Breakup Notifier does exactly what its name suggests. Users will have the chance to compile lists of their "taken friends" so that they can receive an e-mail when these friends change their status from "In a Relationship" to "Single."
YourTango's Break Up With Your Ex Day helped readers get over past relationships and move on.
On February 13, 2011, YourTango celebrated the very first annual Break Up With Your Ex Day, a day on which we urged people to let go of painful memories, insidious social media connections and dead weight relationship baggage in an attempt to move on in both love and life. We asked you to unfollow, untag, delete, block and erase. How did YourTango readers do?
On Facebook, couples can describe themselves as "in a civil union" or "in a domestic partnership."
In what's being lauded as a victory for the LGBT community, Facebook has added civil unions and domestic partnerships as relationship statuses for users in the United States, Canada the United Kingdom, France and Australia. The feature, which went into effect last Thursday, allows you to choose either of those options (or "in a Civil Partnership," for those in the UK), in the drop-down menu of familiar statuses like "Married," "in a Relationship," and "it's Complicated."
Three new apps transform your Facebook profile and Twitter feed to help you date online.
In theory, online dating should be fairly simple, but those of us who have tried it know that setting up a profile, weeding through matches and sending flirtatious messages back and forth is almost as time-consuming as meeting people offline. Not to mention that most reputable services are expensive. If you're open to online dating, but aren't ready to sign up for an account just yet, you may want to consider apps and services that work directly from your Facebook and Twitter account to help you find love.
Chevy's Super Bowl ad shows us more social-media stalking options—which is mildly disturbing.
Among the mass of Super Bowl commercials that hit the airways on Sunday evening, to us, one stood out as particularly confounding. Chevrolet has now oh-so-graciously gifted us with the ability to Facebook stalk while driving. Um, thank you? Sure, it was a cute commercial to debut Chevy’s latest feature. We’ll even admit that it’s pretty cool technology has expanded to the point where we can check Facebook in our cars if we want to. But that’s just it, isn’t it? Do we really want to?
Updating from "dating" to "engaged" or "engaged" to "married" means ditching some Friends, for good!
“My wife joined Facebook and was spending an incredible amount of time reconnecting with old friends…(t)hen, she found one of her high school sweethearts from 22 years ago. And yes, they were soon involved in an emotional affair…(S)he informed me that she wanted out of the marriage because she was involved with someone else. I soon discovered who he was and that it started with FB. She moved out and our divorce was final 3 weeks ago today. She walked away from her husband, her children, and her home for this guy. Only to find that after all of his sweet talking and promises, he was not going to leave his wife and kids as they had originally planned…So, here she is…no husband, children that don’t want to see her, no home…and no FB boyfriend (yet). She’s lost her good girl reputation not only with my family and friends, but with her own family and friends as well. 18 years together. 13 years married. It just feels as if it was all for nothing.”
A little advice, Jeff Foxworthy-style, about breakups.
February 13th is the day to Break Up With Your Ex. And given Jeff Foxworthy's immense popularity in past decades, we thought we'd break it down with 10 signs you really need to sever your digital and social media ties to your ex.
How to turn your Facebook profile and Twitter feed into a romantic little album of sentiment.
It's easy to act snobby about social media. Facebook? What a waste of time. Twitter? Narcissist central. Unless you're an avid diaryist, though, there's no denying that your Facebook profile contains the densest amount of information about your daily life. Information doesn't have to mean pointless niceties, like what you ate for breakfast. If you're in a relationship, it can mean the first flirty wall post your significant other ever sent you. It can mean a slew of congratulations you received after making your engagement Facebook official. Depending on how personal you get, your blog posts and tweets about someone may contain an immediacy lost in a relationship with twenty years under its belt. Granted, you probably won't want to scroll through two decades of Facebook statuses in the year 2030. If only there were a service that would bundle your social media profiles as sentimental, prettily-packaged keepsakes, right?
Surprise! He grew up to be a right-wing conservative and a Tea Party supporter.
Facebook is really great for reconnecting with old friends and finding out what your buddies are up to. What it is also great for: shattering every illusion you ever had about your first love—just like it did for me this weekend.
Use social media? You're that much more likely to get laid.
Have you been looking for a reason to get on Facebook, Twitter, 4Square and Wuphf?
According to Reuters there's finally a good one? Social media is no-holds-barred boning fest. The magazines Shape and Men's Fitness surveyed 1,200 people and found that 80% of ladies and 58% of dudes think that social media leads to faster sex. And not actually faster sex (I think we blame porn for that) but sex sooner in a relationship. Though, interestingly, only 38% of women believe social media itself led to the sooner screwing in their specific relationships