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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Cyberstalking is Bad for Your Health
by Neal Colgrass
with Facebook, Flickr, and other fine venues for stalking "exes,"
breakups aren't nearly as final as they once were. But for your own
good, please stop following them around cyberspace. "Conventional
wisdom, and even science, has it that cutting off contact with an ex
makes for a smoother recovery," writes Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon.
And she knows the struggle all too well, having tracked an ex from
Flickr to Twitter until she realized that the ring on his finger wasn't
"merely an engagement ring."
was he already married, but Clark-Flory had to see a live-tweeted photo
of him standing in the aisle. "It’s one thing to realize that the man
you once wanted to marry" has moved on, she writes, "and another to be a
virtual witness to it." Clark-Flory digs up studies to make her case,
like one that finds "Facebook stalking ... may obstruct the process of healing" and another
in which 30% of college students admit to posting status updates "to
taunt or hurt" an ex.
The only problem: "It’s never been easier to
secretly keep tabs on exes," writes Clark-Flory, "and it’s never been
harder not to."