So not only is it impossible to break up with someone via Facebook status without incurring the wrath of Digg — it’s also apparently impossible to go through all of that and not have someone wondering whether or not the whole thing is just a hoax — or at least a publicity stunt.
I’ve been following the Sandra scandal since day one — or should I say hour one? — and it’s not a hoax. How can I be so sure? Well, for one thing: I actually know Sandra.
Sure, some of the details of all of this are murky: was she hacked? Did she pull things herself? I can’t say for sure. But what’s very clear is this: she broke up with her boyfriend via Facebook, her friend put it on Digg, and then the whole thing blew up in her face.
For the record: Sandra is a very nice girl. I like her. She’s quite a bit of fun at parties — and she’s a demon with a Rubik’s Cube. She just had a lapse in judgment — and unfortunately, it’s a lapse that involved putting her personal life on Digg.
Perhaps the takeaway here is: break up with someone however you want, but keep it off Digg. That’s way more of a mess than any break up.
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