As noted by classical poet Neil Sekada, breaking up is hard to do. And according to research at the University of California, Facebook is probably making it worse. How? By making you cling to all the digital detritus of your dead relationship, that’s how.
Corina Sas and Steve Whittaker interviewed 24 people about their breakups and discovered that a lot of people were hanging onto photos and messages posted to Facebook, even though it was the emotional equivalent of chewing glass for a lot of them, and just to rub it in, social networking made getting your ex the hell out of your life a lot harder.