A couple made the mistake of breaking up on a NYC rooftop next to comedian Kyle Ayers, who promptly live-tweeted their breakup
with the hashtag #roofbreakup, which went viral, prompting not only retweets, commentary, and memeification
, but also a video re-enactment
. However, some are considering the wider implications of this kind of phenomenon, pondering the ethics of the panopticon
, live reportage on ordinary people
, and even the nature of relationships itself
in the context of the pair. [more inside]
posted by corb
on Nov 20, 2013 -
In November of 2001, Chunklet Magazine published Fred Weaver's
tour diary chronicling the The Final Dark Days of Don Caballero
(14 scanned JPGs). The final tour documented in this article marked the end of the collaboration between Damon Che and Ian Williams, the original creative machine behind the notable math rock band. [more inside]
posted by bwilms
on Jul 7, 2012 -
Rate your EX.
ExRated's mission is to empower singles by giving them character reviews of potential dates, and allow them to express themselves through multiple choice reviews designed to help them realize what went wrong in the past and how to make the right dating choices in the future. How does it work?
posted by Fizz
on Oct 12, 2011 -
Untangling an online breakup.
Seapetal vs. Gothimuscle: a bond between author and bodybuilder formed in bondage ends with matching restraining orders. With a "trail of cyber-breadcrumbs" in the form of scurrious emails, chat-room stalking and nude photos that leads all the way to the Fetish Fleamarket, this anti-love story bears all the trapings of a Boston.com headline on a slow news day. But the question remains: where and how do we process crimes of harassment that occur in virtual places under assumed screen names? What's a real-world restraining order good for when all the attacking is done on the net?
posted by sixfoot6
on Feb 20, 2001 -