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Survey: More People Using Facebook, Twitter to End Real Relationships

Suddenly the decision from New Oxford American Dictionary to make "unfriend" the word of the year is making a lot more sense - just not how it was intended. 

According to a survey of 2,000 people, 34% said they've ended a relationship via email, 13% by changing their status on Facebook - without telling their partners, and 6% have announced the news (unilaterally) on Twitter.

Mobile's not so bad; only 2% have broken up with someone via text messaging.

"Digital Dumping will soon take over when it comes to ending a relationship," Sean Wood, Marketing Manager for DateTheUk dating service, for whom the survey was carried out, tells Reuters. "It's often easier, quicker and avoids any misunderstandings."

Maybe so. But who ever thought we'd use soc-nets to inform fake friends that we're dumping real ones?

Read more, here.

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