December 6, 2007
Dumping 2.0 Not A Hoax

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.

[Photo by Rob Boudon]

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  • Joe McCarthy says :

    Looks like you exploited someone you claim to be nice and like for hits on your website without anything to base it on. Not to mention you say her friend put it on Digg, then that she did. Errors much? Thats lower than what she did.

  • Lux Alptraum says :

    Not sure what “without anything to base it on” means. I based my story on Sandra’s Flickr stream and Twitter updates (which, at the time, I had access to — she’s since pared down her friends list). And, at the time, she was encouraging people to post about things — and to Digg the story.

    Oh, and speaking of Digg: the story was put there by bestdamntech, or Drew Olanoff, who, yes, is a friend of Sandra’s. I assume it was put there with her consent — you know, given that she was encouraging people to Digg it — hence the blanket statement that “she” put it on there. Sorry for the confusing semantics. It’s not that complicated, though, Joe.

  • Joe McCarthy says :

    Did you get her consent before running these articles? You claim to be a friend, but exploited her for hits on your page. Hope your happy with yourself.

  • Joe McCarthy says :

    Also, can you prove you had access to these things? Sounds like your trying to ride on an internet gossip story you’re constantly creating.

  • Lux Alptraum says :

    Wow, you’re pretty persistent. Feel free to check out the cached version of her (now deleted) Twitter page. In the list of people she’s following? Third row, fourth in from the left.

    I fail to see how this has any relevance to the larger story.

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  • Joe McCarthy says :

    Persistent thats for sure, but it doesn’t matter, like any internet fad this has already passed so enjoy the “stardom” you received for mocking a friend.

  • Lux Alptraum says :

    Quite frankly, our stardom has little to do with this story. But thanks for your concern!

  • Herchu says :

    You said: “break up with someone however you want, but keep it off Digg”.

    This has nothing to do with Digg. You should know better. The same could happened if she broke via, for instance, this same site.

    The difference is to do it in private or in public. Once she decided to make it public, well… all bets are off, and it all depends on the listening crowd which we (the common mortals) are unable to choose and manipulate.

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