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It’s (Not) Complicated: Nearly Half of Adults Use Social Media to Solidify Breakups

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Research has officially confirmed what we all subconsciously knew to be true: that we rely on Facebook to confirm our break-ups because we’re too cripplingly insecure to break things off for good in the physical world.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, nobody really means it when they say they “still want to stay friends” with an ex, at least when it comes to Facebook. Read More

Love in the Time of Algorithms

Bratty Couples Ban Tech at Their Weddings Because They Aren’t Getting Enough Attention Already

Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas at their hobbit wedding (via Business Insider)

When people aren’t paying attention to you, the best course of action is to enact strict rules that force them to look at you. At least, that seems to be the thought process of couples who are banning technology from their weddings, which is a trend now, CBS Miami reports.

Brides and grooms are banning phones not only during their wedding ceremonies, but also during the reception, when people are supposed to be having so much fun they don’t need to text. If your wedding reception doesn’t get Vined, Instagrammed and tweeted these days, though, did it even happen? Read More

XXX in Tech

The Battle Over Revenge Porn: Can Hunter Moore, the Web’s Vilest Entrepreneur, Be Stopped?

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The king of revenge porn had just slept with a girl on her 18th birthday at an inconspicuous hotel in Chinatown, and he claimed he had the cell phone snap of her driver’s license to prove it. Though he lives in San Francisco, the notorious Hunter Moore was in New York to serve a community service sentence following an incident in which he’d headbutted a go-go dancer.

“I was so coked out,” Mr. Moore told Betabeat, as we made our way from the lobby of his hotel to a Broome Street bar called Lolita. Tall and thin with ink-colored hair and eyes to match, wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, Mr. Moore sipped a rum and coke as we slid into a booth toward the back. Black tattoos reached like spiders across his arms.

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