It takes only a couple of clicks to break off a Facebook friendship, often causing an irreparable rift in a real-life relationship. Dr. Jennifer Bevan, an associate professor of communication studies at Chapman University in Southern California, wanted to explore this in more detail. She teamed up with two Chapman undergraduate students for a study, discovering what happens emotionally when someone is unfriended.
Unfriending can be a delicate, dramatic task. There are a variety of reasons why people do it: Maybe someone is an oversharer, or an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, and you’d just feel better off disconnecting. Cambridge University recently published a study showing why people unfriend each other on Facebook.
People most frequently change their statuses to “in a relationship” on Sundays through Tuesdays.
Get a a load of this infographic showing how Facebook impacts relationships.
What are recently divorced, separated or even broken up folks doing on Facebook? I’d say their antics might be fodder for cybersleuths everywhere!
Instead of indicating that they are in relationships, teenagers find it fashionable to call themselves married on Facebook.
YourTango has come out with a video about its “Break Up With Your Ex” campaign, and we’ve linked it here despite the fact that we don’t agree with all of the advice contained therein.
While public displays of affection aren’t exactly a new thing, an increasing trend is the use of status updates to perform such acts.
In the process of getting divorced? Just be careful what you say and who you friend on Facebook — 2/3 of divorce lawyers consider Facebook the primary source for digging up compromising information.
A recent TED talk by David McCandless reveals when Facebook users are most likely to end their relationships.